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 (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test ) Prep
Fostering responsibility and maturity necessary for college
In compliance with section 1002.421(1)(h), Florida Statutes, teachers meet one of the following requirements: Baccalaureate Degree or higher; 3 or more years of public and/or private school teaching; Special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in subjects taught.