Vocational Development is also a total education program. It is designed primarily for
eleventh and twelfth grade special education students whose needs are not met by the proceding
programs. The Vocational Development program goals are to develop community and personal skills necessary
for independence in post-secondary settings. Academic credits are determined by the individualized
education plan. Instruction is directed toward job-related behavior, job-seeking skills, personal finances,
home management, and family living skills. These skills are taught through both classroom and shop activities.
The shop activities are in the areas of wood working, auto maintenance, ground maintenance, and custodial skills.
The shop activities show the direct application skills introduced in the classroom and provides the students an
opportunity to practice and master skills necessary in independent living.