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Vocational Services

Mission CISD provides vocational preparation in the following programs:
 
Career and Technical Education
Mission CISD’s Career & Technical Education program offers students a variety of training-based programs to prepare for college and/or the workforce. Students can select courses in 27 Programs of Study available within 14 Clusters. We strongly believe that this variety maximizes our students’ opportunities to select courses that are of interest to them and help provide the foundation for their future studies. Mission CISD offers 29 Articulated and 22 Dual Enrollment courses. Our CTE program also provides our students the opportunity to participate in our Career & Technical Student Organizations which build leadership skills and helps prepare students for future success, whether it is in the workplace or in advanced college/university coursework.
 
Vocational Adjustment Classes
 The vocational adjustment class is an instructional arrangement/setting that provides special education and related services through work-based learning activities and experiences. A student’s IEP may be implemented through VAC when career and technical education cannot meet the needs of the student and all other options have been determined to be inappropriate. Instruction is designed to allow students to develop the competencies and skills necessary to function successfully on the job and in the community. 
 
18 Plus Program
According to Transition Coalition, "Community-based transition programs are developed by public school systems but located in age-appropriate settings for students who are ages 18-21. The purpose of 18-21 programs is to provide intensive transition experiences and training in real-life settings. An important feature of 18-21 programs is that the students do not go to a high school building on a daily basis; instead, they spend most of their day in community-based settings."
 
Mission CISD's 2016-2017 Partners in Education are Foy's Supermarket, Peter Piper Pizza, Mission Food Pantry and the Goodwill Store of Palmhurst, TX.  Our Partner in Education  serve as a community site for our students in the 18+.  Our students receive first hand experience and job training at these businesses.
18 Plus Program:

According to Transition Coalition, "Community-based transition programs are developed by public school systems but located in age-appropriate settings for students who are ages 18-21. The purpose of 18-21 programs is to provide intensive transition experiences and training in real-life settings. An important feature of 18-21 programs is that the students do not go to a high school building on a daily basis; instead, they spend most of their day in community-based settings."

The videos below will introduce you to best practices in 18+ programs and services.

 

"Everybody works together - parents, teachers, therapists, job coaches - because one person can't do it alone." - Parent of an 18+ student

What is 18+?

Explore 18+ programming and services.

"Think of it as a bridge that leads students to the jobs, connections, and supports they'll need for adulthood."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why 18+?

Examine the reasons community-based services are needed for effective transition and the requirements that drive the development of 18+ programming.

"Providing services in the community allows students and their families to begin coordinating schedules and supports with input from the school district. It also allows students to increase independence in the environments they'll be accessing throughout their lives."

How does 18+ work?