Prevocational Awareness is a service and support option on a continuum of services designed to meet the diverse needs of students with mild cognitive deficits and moderate to significant deficits in both academic and adaptive behavior that adversely affects the student’s educational performance despite the use of intense, research-based interventions, supports and services. Student acquisition of employability skills is a developmental process that encompasses an individual’s entire lifetime. The primary focus of this service is to provide instruction and training in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for pre-employment, job sampling, self-help and independent living skills. Academically, students access and participate in a modified version of the seventh and eighth grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the fields of science and social studies as outlined in an individual IEP facilitated by experiential, differentiated instruction.
Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC)
The Vocational Adjustment Class is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities that impact their ability to obtain and maintain employment. Students access and participate in the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) using modifications and/or accommodations. Instruction and modifications address the learning styles and needs of the students. Specific vocational coursework is required and designed to meet the needs of those students who require special assistance in gaining employability and self-help skills. When the student completes requirements for graduation as specified in the Individualized Education Program (IEP), a high school diploma is awarded.