ELEMENTARY

Elementary Alternate Curriculum is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Students access and participate in the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through activities that focus on prerequisite skills.聽The students demonstrate performance objectives that may include real life applications of the TEKS as appropriate to the students鈥 abilities and needs.聽The focus is on instruction and training in functional academic skills, communication skills, self help skills, motor skills, behavior skills and socialization skills. The components of this service place emphasis on preparation of students for independence in life聽skills for the transition to life outside the public school system.

SECONDARY

Secondary Alternate Curriculum is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with significant cognitive and adaptive disabilities. Students access and participate in the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through activities that focus on prerequisite skills.聽The students demonstrate performance objectives that may include real-life applications of the TEKS as appropriate to the students鈥 abilities and needs.聽The focus is instruction and training in functional academic skills, communication skills, personal management skills, independent living, community living, job sampling, work training and social skills.聽The components of this service place emphasis on preparation of students for independence in life skills for the transition to life outside the public school system.