Curriculum & Courses
PSD's high school program has both required and elective courses. The Freshman and Sophomore year consist mostly of required courses; electives usually begin during the Junior year, and increase in number as students progress through the program.
Required courses are designed to satisfy state standards and to be meaningful to the students. Each year students seek to answer essential questions that cut across subject domains. In order to prepare high school students for the next century, their course work must reflect the demands of post-secondary and work world expectations. Learning new skills and applying them across subjects supports this effort.
WORLD OF WORK
Students will participate in a career development program throughout their high school years. The course content focuses on Personal, Career, and Life Management and preparing for transitioning out of high school. The curriculum begins with students looking at themselves and exploring their strengths and interests. In the following years they learn to narrow their interests and more closely identify their aptitudes, and what it takes to achieve their goals. Students learn about the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and other resources that could be available to them. Students have work opportunities on and off campus. Some students may have the opportunity for vocational placements with an interpreter. This final year of career and employment preparation will extend the skills and understandings that students have developed prior to senior year. The emphasis will be on job/career preparation and readiness, as well as how to search for and obtain the opportunities desired.
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