For the year 2009-2010, P721Q will be using each of our sites to maximize opportunities for ALL our students. The focus at each site will be:
Ages 14-16: Pre-vocational skills within the building. social skills, functional reading and mathematics, full range of related services, vocational assessments.
Ages 16-18: Introduction to Community-Based Instruction with authentic work opportunities, travel training, related services at school or job site with goal to phase out the services where appropriate, building on independence.
Ages 18-21: Our goal will be for our students to attend a “virtual school” and to go directly to work sites via the borough transition center (Queens School For Career Development/P752Q). Students will have an opportunity for a minimum of 3-5 different work experiences and the design of a resume and employment portfolio.
Information Technology HS
Ages 14-21: Academics based on functioning levels of performance, with an opportunity to participate in the Inclusion Program. Some of our work study programs will be based at Information Technology HS. They will travel using public transportation and for the most part, they will all be independent travelers. Academic instruction for work study students will continue either at their worksite and/or in Information & Technology HS classrooms.
Arts & Business HS
Ages 14-21: Students that are functioning on appropriate academic and social levels will be transferring to Arts and Business HS. Here, the students will have an opportunity to participate in the Inclusion Program with continued support from P721Q staff. Student who meet the work study criteria will also have the opportunity to be involved in a work study program within the school.
Ages 18-21: Students who demonstrate appropriate skills, including vocational skills, work study and travel training, will have the opportunity to work full time and participate in academic instruction through Queens College.