This program prepares special education youth ages 18-21 for life by integrating community resources into their extended high school education. Students learn academic subjects as they relate to real-world applications including practicing consumer and home economics skills and learning to use public transportation. A key component of the program is providing work-based experiences for students and internships supervised by workplace mentors and staff.
This program serves students who must concentrate on learning basic skills for daily living rather than standard academics. Learning in this program includes basic language and communications skills, self-care and hygiene, safety, daily living activities, and basic academics. Life Skills classes are available from kindergarten to age 21.
Emotionally-Behaviorally Disabled Choices Program (EBD)
This program serves students whose behavior adversely impacts their ability to learn or who severely disrupt the learning environment. Through the CHOICES program, they can receive varying levels of assistance depending on the severity of the behavior.
As students become capable of managing behaviors, they can transition into general education settings.
Students receiving special education services through the ACCESS program need a highly structured and predictable environment to develop social skills, language and vocabulary concepts, and emotional regulation skills in order to successfully access the general education setting. As they develop self-regulation and social skills, they increase their time in the general education setting.
Students who access services from resource room staff may receive their specially designed instruction in small group settings in the resource room or in-class support. Services may include instruction in reading, writing, math, social skills, behavior regulation, and adaptive skills.