For Educators

An OLS classroom with 8 students and an instructor talking to one student about their work

Program At A Glance

OLS students earn their associate degree in Occupational & Life Skills. Our goal is for students to gain competitive work skills and lead a fulfilled life after graduation. We educate students with curriculum tailored to their learning needs and provide them with an abundance of opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom in real-life situations, culminating in a 200-hour internship specific to their unique career goals.

  • 16 students per class average for more personalized instruction
  • 8 credits per quarter (90 credits total)
  • 10-14 class hours per week
  • Online and on-campus program options

Student Support Strategies Include:

  • Collaborative Problem Solving™
  • Social Thinking™
  • Executive Functioning Supports with dedicated coaches
OLS student and instructor discuss an assignment in class

The OLS Student

Some Typical Characteristics of an OLS Student:

  • Aspires to go to college, but a traditional college classroom setting is not the right fit
  • Learning disability that impacts academic performance
  • Experiences challenges with social situations
  • Desires to figure out the next steps in their life

OLS Students May Have a Diagnosis of:

  • Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)
  • Auditory and/or Language Processing Disorder
  • ADHD or ADD
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and/or Dyspraxia
  • Executive Disfunction
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Information Sessions

You are welcome to join us at an upcoming Information Session or Contact Us to come to your school to present to your team of Special Educators and College Counselors.

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Last Updated September 8, 2022