Young Adolescent & High School Classes
The Young Adolescent classrooms, designed for students age 12-14, offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of building-based pre-vocational activities to maximize potential for independent or supported living and work. Students operate a school-based business that includes responsibilities such as finances, inventory, stocking and sales as part of their job-sampling program. We also provide instruction in activities of daily living, such as food preparation, laundry and housekeeping in an apartment on campus.
The High School classrooms, designed for students age 14-21, include community-based instruction and job sampling, allowing students to learn about work through exploration, assessment and training in various settings.
Job sampling is a partnership between the school community and the local business. Students are interviewed about their interests and school professionals provide input regarding a student’s abilities. The student must apply for a position, complete a job application, and/or participate in an interview. Job coaches are provided to support students, to help them learn specific job routines and reinforce effective work habits and attitudes.