Alan B. Shepard High School

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Special Programs

Autism Program
 
Housed at Shepard High School, CHSD218's Autism Program is utilizes a communication based curriculum containing academic, community access, vocational, and life skills components.  The Autism Program is for students 14-18 years of age; diplomas or certificates are granted upon completion of program.
 
BUILD Program
 
The CHSD218 BUILD Program is for district non- degree seeking students ages 14-18.  The district-wide BUILD program is based on a life skills curriculum.  Through the curriculum, the students explore various academic, community, and vocational experiences. 
Multi- Needs Program
 
Housed at Shepard High School, the Multi-Needs curriculum is based on community access, vocational training, academic and life skills components.  A key element of this program is communication skill development utilizing assistive technology.  Students in this program are 14-18 years of age and are certificate seeking.
POWER- PE Program
 
Our Special Programs students utilize a specialized Physical Education Program created by general and special education staff to assist students with disabilities in enjoying physical education. Each class includes an individualized curriculum to include our students physical skillset. This program is focused on building social, physical, and independence skills to help each student grow. General education students are trained as mentors to work with our special education students and student leaders who have the opportunity to work one- on- one with our POWER PE students. POWER PE provides opportunities for fun field- trips (Bo Jackson Baseball Dome), group presentations (Lip- Sync battles), and long lasting friendships. 
 
Adult Transition Program
 
The Adult Transition Program (ATP) is CHSD 218's program for adults 18- 22 years of age with disabilities. This program focuses on life and vocational skills that some students may need to continue to work on after high school. Students in this program participate in various vocational programs in the community as well as building strong independent living skills.