Learning skills for life
When our students reach middle-school age, our educators begin instruction that promotes vocational, career-development and self-management skills that they’ll need to make the transition to adulthood.
We start with a comprehensive vocational assessment that identifies specific activities that promote each student’s career options. This assessment serves as each student’s road map as he or she moves toward adulthood and independence.
As an integral part of our vocational training we offer Darnell School students community based internships at local businesses.
Our strong relationships with local businesses and organizations enable us to offer students a wide variety of vocational experiences. Darnell students have worked in computer manufacturing, health services, culinary and office settings, animal care, horticultural and retail settings.
As each student nears graduation, instruction and training can move to the student’s home community, creating a seamless transition into adulthood.