Program Director: Brian Pine
This program is designed to provide a highly structured and supportive environment for children with a focus on transition from school to work.
The curriculum will be tailored to assist students with learning and performing the basic skills needed for daily living and provide them an opportunity to function independently as adults. The Ohio Academic Standards will be the basis for academic content.
The LEAP Program offers a fully functional vocational program that is specifically tailored to the student’s individual needs and abilities. The vocational program at LEAP is offered to students in junior high through high school. The goal of the vocational program is to provide the necessary skills to become a well-adjusted and productive member of society.
Academic Areas of Focus
1. Life Skills - Academic content standards will be presented with a functional perspective.
2. English - Communication skills will be taught to each child including written, verbal & nonverbal.
3. Math - Functional math skills with an emphasis on operations such as balancing a checkbook and creating a budget.
4. Government - A focus on laws and standards which we live by in the U.S. as well as expectations and responsibilities of citizens.
The on-site vocational program supervised by our vocational director, affords our students the opportunity to gain employability and independent living skills. On-site programs include, but are not limited to: woodworking, building maintenance and custodial services. Students also have a chance to participate in our School to Work program which allows students to work in the community while earning school credit.
Students will be taught employability skills that are necessary for future success when searching for employment.
Emphasis will also include helping students build the social and behavioral skills necessary to be a good employee and navigate through life successfully.
The LEAP program has a functional, highly supervised onsite woodshop. Students are introduced to various shop tools and procedures after passing a series of safety tests. The woodshop promotes academics, functional vocational education, positive work habits, teamwork and building the self-worth of the student.