CBICommunity Based Instruction (CBI) is an integral part of the school's curriculum. Students participate in work programs outside the school setting to provide real life work experiences to develop job skills. The teachers work cooperatively with other special education programs to provide role models for the students and actual community experiences through creative scheduling. These CBI opportunities provide practical application of the curriculum. Employment opportunities for older students are based upon these actual experiences, the student’s desires and aptitude.
1. Prepare students, to the greatest extent possible, to live independent, productive, and rewarding lives within their community
2. Raise awareness of school and community environments, opportunities, and available resources and how they are accessed
3. Teach functional academics necessary for independent living
4. Facilitate the student’s career development and vocational preparation
5. Teach social skills necessary for performing daily life activities and developing and maintaining positive relationships
6. Teach communication skills through the use of natural and/or adaptive means in natural environments
7. Teach motor skills that will increase independence and promote a healthy lifestyle