With functional independence as the ultimate objective, goals are tailored to each child’s strengths and personal needs. We understand this means something different for every child, so we have 3 “tracks” that each student will enter between 8th and 9th grade: Academic, Vocational or Like Skills.
Leading up to this important decision, we place a heavy focus on well-rounded academics, social skills, communication and meeting developmental milestones. However, if a student, their family and their team choose the Vocational or Life Skills track, we shift focus to whatever skills are most important to maximize the student’s ability to care for themselves in the most meaningful way available to them. Some examples of skills targeted in the various tracks include:
College readiness in math and English/Language Arts
PERT Prep what’s PERT stand for? Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
Fostering responsibility and maturity necessary for college