SPED - HOPE SCHOOL

Department Overview

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6284 VOC LV1 MOBLTY
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to teach beginning mobility, including movement on campus from class to class, finding locations and limited community/group travel.



6285 VOC LV4 MOBLTY
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to teach students to travel semi-independently in the community using public transportation. Community safety is also included in this course.



6413 VOC LV3 OCCTR
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This work training program is designed to teach students meaningful work skills on campus through Regional Occupation Program.



6415 VOC LV3 GARDENG
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide students with practical experiences using tools that are normally found around the home and used in gardening and lawn care activities.



6900 WORK READINESS
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to offer students of all skill levels and needs with the opportunity to participate, and develop pre-vocational skills within a simulated environment, that are essential for the transition into an adult work program. Students are provided with hands-on and on-the-job skills training in the areas of retail, custodial, clerical, and social communication, and while promoting independence, and lifelong contributing members of the community.



6901 WORK EXPERIENCE
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide a progressive learning opportunity that strives to maximize economic and social independence for students. An emphasis is placed on the transferring and hands on application of previously learned classroom skills to various community work and recreation/leisure settings, with a focus on the continuing development of interpersonal skills and relationships.



6902 MOBILITY
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote independence in ambulating on campus and within the community in the areas of navigation, safety, behavior, public transportation, shopping and eating and food establishments. Emphasis is placed on safety skills, appropriate behavior, and social norms.



6903 FUNCTIONAL LIFE SKILLS
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide participants the opportunity to expand skills in the areas of social development and decision making, while improving lifelong health skills and well being. These skills will enable participants to become better connected and valued in their community and enhance their overall quality of life while in school and after graduation. Components of this class include indoor activities, outdoor activities, school activities and community activities.



6904 ACTIVE REC/LEISURE
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to provide participants the opportunity to expand skills in the areas of social development and decision making, while improving lifelong health skills and well being. These skills will enable participants to become better connected and valued in their overall quality of life while in school and after graduation. Components of this class include indoor activities, outdoor activities, school activities and community activities.



6905 RECYCLING/GARDENING
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to teach individuals the vocational skills and knowledge needed to become active participants in the promotion, protection, and preservation of the environment. The recycling program encompasses the entire school, targeting the acquisition of these skills through the collection, sorting, and recycling of reusable goods. This course is designed to have an emphasis on science concepts and independence through vocational skills. Students will participate in a variety of activities including sensory integration, cooking and nutrition, plant care, landscaping, the germination process, plant and insect identification, tool safety and use, recycling and organic gardening. Participation in gardening class will enrich student learning by expanding their knowledge of the world around them and basic gardening skills.



6906 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote an understanding of the use and function of the English language. Students will learn reading and word analysis, reading comprehension, writing strategies, listening and speaking applications. Emphasis is placed on students’ improvement of awareness of words, letters, and/or symbols that affect their daily life.



6907 COMMUNICATION
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote a functional use of communication among students in their daily life. Students will engage in activities that incorporate skills such as: labeling, requesting, affirmation, negation, location, attribution and answering. Emphasis is placed on the students’ improvement of an effective use initiating a verbal and/or an augmentative system of communication to a communicative partner.



6908 MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote an awareness of numbers and symbols in society. Students will learn mathematical functions, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and counting. Emphasis is placed on students' improvement of number awareness, money awareness, and measurement. This course is designed to promote the study of physical and material knowledge. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live through the use of their five senses.They will deepen their knowledge by engaging in activities involving the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, and experimentation. Students will explore scientific topics such as: force, gravity and motion, animals, plants, life cycles, properties of matter, change of state, geology, Scientific Method, the solar system, the human body, and weather/seasons.



6909 MUSIC
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to develop students' environmental awareness, motor skills, communication, cause-effect relationship and interpersonal skills through musical activities. Activities expose students to the elements of music such as rhythm, dynamics, tempo, tone, color, and melody as they relate to the environment and daily living. The course introduces the student to singing, rhythm, band, and basic dance techniques using a variety of genres and cultural music. Assistive technology will be used for student to access the curriculum.



6910 VISUAL ART
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to encourage students’ creativity, develop their imagination and stimulate visual involvement. Lessons focus on the elements of art such as color, texture, line and form to develop eye-hand coordination, body awareness, listening skills, following directions and social/cultural awareness. The course introduces the student to basic techniques used with a variety of visual and artistic mediums including painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking.



6911 DAILY LIVING SKILLS
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to teach students practical skills that will assist them in independent living. This will include domestic skills, self-help skills, grooming, social skills, food preparation and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on students’ improvement of skills necessary for greater independence in their daily life.



6912 ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed for Special Education students in grades 7th-11th. It is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle through participation in activities which promote coordination, fitness concepts and cooperation.



6913 DANCE/DRAMA
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote students' body awareness, coordination, flexibility and motor efficiency. Students will learn creativity, self-expression and improvisation through standards based dance lessons. Emphasis is placed on musical concepts such as rhythm and tempo and direction/positional/ordinal concepts such as up/down, high/low, forward/backward, left/right, fast/slow. The class also provides opportunities for performance in school programs and community performances. This course is designed to develop students' self-awareness and expression, personal and group social skills, individual and collaborative creative process and verbal/non-verbal communication skills through various standards based drama lessons. These activities include but are not limited to skits, theater games, warm-ups, pantomimes and performing full-length plays for audiences.



6914 TECHNOLOGY LAB
7th - 16th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


This course is designed to promote a variety of computer, educational and vocational technology skills. Students will learn/engage in keyboarding, adaptive device use, mouse control, tablet skills, software utilization, internet research, word and picture symbol identification, choice making, digital media use, number recognition and usage, word processing, reading and writing. Students develop skills in several educational software programs including the Edmark Reading Program, PixWriter, Attainment’s Daily Reading Comprehension, Mavis Beacon Typing, Boardmaker Online, Sounding Board, and others. Emphasis is placed on students’ improvement of their Reading/Language Arts skills, Computer skills, Recreation/Leisure skills and Vocational skills.



6990 HOMEROOM
9th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.






6999 HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION
7th - 12th
10.0 credits
Recommendation: None.


Designated course number for students with disabilities on Home/Hospital care.


 

 

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