School To Work

Program Philosophy

Students need to be knowledgeable about the world of work, be able to explore career options and relate personal skills, aptitudes and abilities to future career decisions.

Program Description

The School-to-Work program is designed for students in grades 9 - 12 who are pursuing an IEP diploma. The program addresses transition skills through the use of classroom instructions, volunteering and structured work experiences. 

Program Structure

Students will participate in a half day program, five days per week. Students will be bussed from RFA to Denti School where the program is housed. Structured work/volunteer experiences will be arranged according to student abilities and interests either within the school district or throughout the community. **Students will follow the RFA calendar, not Pre-K calendar.

Program Goals

Through combined academic instruction and work internships, students will:

  • Apply classroom instruction to real life work situations on a regular basis.
  • Develop an awareness of the world of work in the local community.
  • Develop an understanding of the resources that are available to them in obtaining employment.
  • Develop positive attitudes and work habits that promote problem solving to reduce and/or mitigate possible job loss.
  • Develop and enhance specific occupational skills.
  • Develop readiness for independent employment.

Staff

A full time certified special education teacher and teaching assistant coordinate the School-to-Work Program and are responsible for classroom instruction, assessment, job placement, weekly monitoring of worksites and vocational support.

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