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How long is the average stay at Resolution Ranch? The length of stay can vary depending on the needs of the student, but the average stay is 6-10 months with the typical stay being 8 months.

Do you have a minimum stay requirement? Yes. We feel that it is in your son’s best interest that he have time to adapt and make progress within our program at a pace that is attuned to his needs. We ask that every student stay at the Ranch for a minimum of 6 months, but our program builds on itself over the 5 levels of achievement which usually takes 6-9 months. If you are looking for more of a short term stay of 3 months, we may not be the program you are looking for.

How long will it take for my son to complete his academic courses? Academics are structured so that students take one course at a time before moving on to the next. Each course is designed to be completed in a 30 working day period, but depending on the student and his needs, it could take more or less. We guide students along a schedule for completion, but also take into account happenings that may slow them down, such as a period of emotional turmoil.

How long will it take for my son to move up the FIVE  R.A.N.C.H. levels? Every student is different, and every level presents benefits and challenges to students in unique ways. For this reason, how long it takes to move through the program varies and depends largely on your son’s individual needs. However, length of time is not as important as a willingness to change. Our program is structured to be immersive and therapeutic at all levels, and progress is not only measured by levels but by personal growth and discovery.


How long is the Admissions process?
Typically, our admissions process can take a week, but we work with each individual family to expedite the process if possible.

How much does tuition at Resolution Ranch Cost?
Tuition at Resolution Ranch is $7,500 a month. If you would like more information, please contact our Admissions Department at: 254-718-3364, or click here to learn more about third-party financial aid.

Do you offer financial aid?
We do not offer financial aid; however, we are we are happy to connect you with Prosper HealthCare Lending, a third-party lender that can assist in financing your child’s stay. You can learn more about this option here. 


How often can I call, visit, or write my child?
You can write your child as often as you like. Phone calls are limited to one 10-minute call per week (to start) and visits can occur for up to 2 days every 3 weeks (3 days for families coming from out of state). This is all contingent on resident behavior, therapist recommendations and what is best for your son’s recovery at that time. During your son’s first 30 days, contact is through letters only.  This serves as our incubation period to help the young man focus on what he needs to learn to move forward instead of focusing on what is going on at home.

I live out of state, how can I participate in Family Therapy?
For out-of-state students, Family Therapy can be arranged during your family’s visit to the Ranch. Your son’s therapist will assess and recommend the frequency of these sessions according to what he feels is clinically necessary.


What happens if my child gets sick?
For routine medical issues, Resolution Ranch uses the medical services of Scott & White in Temple, Texas.

Is my child supervised at all times?
Yes, a member of our staff is required to be with your child seven days a week, 24 hours per day.

Do you employ corporal punishment?
Resolution Ranch does not use corporal punishments in discipline at any time. In the event a student’s behavior requires disciplining, we do so through learning experiences intended to encourage a student to reflect on his actions and their consequences. Learning experiences may include: extra duties/chores, insight writing assignments, talk ban, loss of privileges, or productive work. For more information on our methods of discipline, please download the Parent Packet.


What can I expect when the program ends? 
As your son approaches graduation, we work on ways for him and your family to transition successfully to life outside the Ranch when he returns home. This includes setting boundaries and expectations in the form of a written contract for all family members to sign. Your son’s therapist will also be available to him for regular phone calls during his first two months after the program ends. Our goal is to empower your son to continue on his path with confidence and independence.

After my son graduates the Resolution Ranch program, will his high school credits from the Ranch transfer to another school?
Yes, Resolution Ranch is a SACS accredited school and we ensure that all our courses are fully transferable to any high schools, boarding schools, and colleges across the country. You can learn more about our Academics Program here.


While we make every effort to answer any questions you might have about our program on our website and in our downloadable Parent Packet, we understand if you’d like to speak with us directly. Please call us at (254) 718-3364 and our staff will be happy to assist you.



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We want to answer any questions you might have about our program, please call us at (254) 718-3364 and our staff will be happy to assist you.