A transition program for students between the ages of 18 to 21 who are eligible for special education and have not earned a high school standard diploma.
The program provides first-hand independent living and work experiences within the community according to the students’ individual needs. Students are presented with instruction related to pre-employment skills, work experiences, and life skills. As appropriate, functional academics is incorporated.
- Through the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) process, appropriate learning opportunities are provided for individual student abilities and goals.
- Each student’s unique learning experiences encompass a sequence of activities that build knowledge in a particular vocational and/or functional academic area.
- Learning experiences expose students to all aspects of the work world and promote the development of broad transferable work and life skills.
- Real or simulated tasks or assignments are provided in the classroom and community which encourage students to develop higher order critical thinking skills.