While many of our students will go on to college, academic education may not be the best route for all of our graduates. With that in mind and with a great new building to use, the 2014-2015 school year will debut our Life Skills track for students ages 15 to 21. This program is designed to meet the individual needs of students incorporating daily living skills, self-determination and interpersonal skills, employment skills, and social thinking (this last using Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum). Our new building has a complete kitchen and a washer/dryer, and students will learn to feel at home grocery shopping, preparing a meal for themselves and others, and doing their own laundry. Other skills include using public transportation, hygiene, house cleaning, gardening, and such socially scary tasks like eating at a buffet.
Core academics will be functional and real world based. Math will center around using money, telling time, measurements, and other real life tasks. Language arts will work on understanding the words we use every day, functional reading and reading for pleasure, and real life writing skills. PE will include life-time sports and how to live a healthy life style.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please call us at 919-932-0360. Spaces are limited, so call soon.