VILLA SCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL

High School (15-22 years old)
The High School program provides a structured environment focusing on social skills, behavior management, communication, functional academic and employment skills. Each class uses techniques allowing students to maximize their potential for independence, empowering
them to transition into the community with a sense of accomplishment, ability and integrity.

Life Skills High School Class: Our life skills high school classroom serves teens and young adults ages 15 – 22 whose Individual Education Plan (IEP) reflects a life skills and pre-vocational driven curriculum. The classroom emphasis is placed on developing necessary functional academic, pre-vocational, social, behavioral, and community skills to transition into adult life. Some example activities include mobility in the classroom and community, practicing specific vocational skills, practicing daily living skills, and applying functional academic skills. Individual priority skill areas are identified through the Individual Transition Plan, Individualized Education Program, assessment, and interest surveys. These areas are then addressed in the classroom through in-class, on-site, and community instruction and activities.

Transition High School Class: Our transition high school classroom serves teens and young adults ages 15 – 22 whose IEP reflects a functional academic, vocational, and life skills driven curriculum. The classroom emphasis is placed on developing necessary functional academic, vocational, social, behavioral, and community skills to gain employment and transition into adult life. Some example activities include mobility in the workplace and community, practicing specific vocational skills, and applying functional academic skills. Individual priority skill areas are identified through the Individual Transition Plan, the Individualized Education Program, assessment, and interest surveys. These areas are then addressed in the classroom through on-site, in-class, and community instruction and activities.

Vocational High School Class: Our vocational high school classroom serves teens and young adults ages 15 – 22 whose IEP reflects an academically and vocationally driven curriculum. The classroom emphasis is placed on developing necessary academic, vocational, social, behavioral, and community skills to gain employment and transition into adult life. Some example activities include mobility in the workplace and community, practicing specific vocational skills, and applying functional academic skills. Individual priority skill areas are identified through the Individual Transition Plan, assessment, and interest surveys. These areas are then addressed in the classroom through on-site and community instruction and activities.

As a part of a meaningful adult life, recreation is also taught and practiced for all high school classrooms. With individual interest and abilities in mind, recreational activities may include sports and clubs, library, community center, community parks, and on-site social gatherings. The classrooms are supported by behavioral services, speech and language services, occupational and sensory integration therapist, and a music therapist.

For more information, please call (626)449-2919 ext. 117
or e-mail Casey Gregg, Vice President of Children & Youth Programs.

Villa School: 2116 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107 * Phone: 626-449- 2919 * Fax: 626-449-2850