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Programs

INCLUSION

Students participating in the Inclusion program require direct and indirect modifications and accommodations to assist them to be successful in general education classes. These services are provided by Special Education teachers and para-educators who work with students and their teachers within the general education classroom and during study periods.

R.E.A.L.I.T.I.E.S.

Realistic Employment Academics Leisure & Independence Training IEducational Settings, also referred to as the R.E.A.L.I.T.I.E.S Program, focuses on the following areas: Academic Skills, Community Participation, Vocational Training, and Independent Living Skills.  (Link to Brochure)

The R.E.A.L.I.T.I.E.S. Community Experience Program is designed for students who require supervision at all times.  Students’ ages range from 15 to 21 years.  Pre-Academics are addressed through Individualized Educational Plans with frequent visits from the Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech and Language Clinician along with nursing services when required. Students in this academy receive a Certificate of Attendance upon graduation.  This program includes trips into the East Hartford and surrounding communities for leisure and community integration experience.   Upon completion of the program, students will have a portfolio, including a summary of performance, to assist staff at post- secondary placements. The post secondary outcomes for the Life Skills students are directed towards adult day services

R.E.A.L.I.T.I.E.S. Courses

In-School Work Experience

Students are placed at job sites within the school setting.

Community Work Experience

Students are placed at job sites in the community.

 

Transition Courses

Transition courses are available for students who require intensive instruction to increase skills to a level where they can achieve successfully in general education classes.

Transition English I, II, III, IV

Listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught within the context of essential daily living skills to fulfill standards based IEP academic and post secondary goals and objectives. English, School-to-Career and Independent Living skills are addressed in the lessons.

Transition Math I, II, III, IV

Basic math computations applied to daily living skills and the use of a calculator are taught to fulfill standards based IEP academic and post secondary goals and objectives. Math, School-to-Career and Independent Living skills are addressed in the lessons.

Reading

These classes are designed for students who have significant deficits in their reading skills and are not reading at a level commensurate with their ability. Instruction is systematic and individualized based upon frequent assessment. The classes concentrate on decoding, reading fluency, and reading comprehension.

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