we are EMPLOYABLE… Vocational training consist of: Lessons presented in the classroom Career aptitude tests Resume development Mock interviews Role playing Volunteer work Paid employment through Workability for students in the last 2 years of the program Managing a school based business…
we are FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE... Learning to manage money is an important part of the Transition program. Students complete weekly and monthly budget forms to track their school expenses. Each student opens a bank account at Patelco Credit union where they learn to perform various transactions.
MEAL PLANNING…. THIS GROCERY LIST TEMPLATE IS USED TO PLAN MEALS AND HELP STUDENTS STAY ORGANIZED BY CATEGORIZING FOOD. COOKING…. STUDENTS THEN RETURN TO SCHOOL AND PREPARE A BALANCED MEAL. KITCHEN SAFETY AND PROPER SANITATION TECHNIQUES ARE TAUGHT. SHOPPING…. ONCE A WEEK, STUDENTS TRAVEL TO THE GROCERY STORE AND PURCHASE FOOD THAT THEY WILL PREPARE FOR LUNCH. STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT TO NAVIGATE A GROCERY STORE AND LOOK FOR THE BEST VALUE BY COMPARISON SHOPPING.
we are Mobile… Transition students use public transportation via County Connection, Wheels and Bart. Students are shown how to read bus schedules, plan their travel and practice time management. They are taught to board and exit the bus, request transfers, use a punch card, look for landmarks and signal when their stop is approaching.
we are ACTIVE… Leisure and recreation days offer students the opportunity to experience new activities and develop interests they will pursue for years to come. Students practice travel training, money handling, safety/awareness, social skills, exercise and many other skills that promote independence. Activities include: tours, bowling, rock climbing, movies, hiking, plays, museums, dances, etc.
we are FIT FOR LIFE … The Transition class has partnered with Fitness 2000 and Show Up Fitness to collaboratively teach students with special needs the importance of exercise as well as work skills. The Transition students do volunteer work at Fitness 2000 in exchange for a free one day a week membership. Show Up Fitness is a school for prospective personal trainers. Chris Hitchko, the owner of the school brings a team of 6 – 9 student trainers to Fitness 2000. Chris and his students teach the Transition students the importance of exercise as well as proper form and technique.
we are ATHLETES… Three times a year the Transition class participates in Special Olympics. Events include soccer, basketball, and track and field. Students learn the rules of the game and practice skills prior to game day. Participation in Special Olympics builds confidence, self –esteem, and promotes a healthy lifestyle. It encourages teamwork and good sportsmanship. “Let me win but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.” - Special Olympics motto
we are PHILANTHROPISTS… The mission of the transition program is to develop well rounded individuals who are productive citizens that give back to the community which supports them. Students are taught the meaning of philanthropy by arranging bouquets of flowers which are donated from a local grocery store. The flowers are delivered to convalescent homes, businesses, and residents of the Dublin community.