Teacher: Mr. A. Sastry, A. Stevens

The Pre-Employment Program provides students in Grades 8-12 with a modified curriculum emphasizing practical life skills and work experience. Students graduate from this program with a School Leaving Certificate (Evergreen) and are prepared for entry-level employment or further programs in Adult Special Education at the post-secondary level. Students are evaluated based on the goals in their Individual Education Plan. The core curriculum is organized into four main areas which are taught independently and integrated through practical application on a daily basis.

1.Functional Academics:2.Social Skills:3.Life Skills:4.Job Skills:

Students work on individualized math and language programs based on their abilities and needs. Programs emphasize practical skills needed for daily living.
Integrated elective classesSocial Thinking Curriculumcommunication SkillsSelf-management Skills
Personal Safety: identification, danger awareness, getting help, phone skillsGetting around: traffic safety, public transit, using maps & directoriesConsumer skills: planning, budgeting, comparison shopping.Leisure:accessing community facilities, health & recreation, dining, etcCooking:integrated or adapted cooking classes
Work habits and attitudesSchool jobs: paper recycling, beverage recycling, mail room, coffee cartCareer awareness and personal planningJob search and interview skillsEmployment skills, including WorksafeWork Experience