• Occupational Course of Study:

    “The Future Ready Core Occupational Course of Study diploma Pathway (FRC-OCS) is one of the two high school pathways leading to a diploma and is only available to students with IEPs. FRC-OCS was designed for students with intellectual disabilities who are interested in finding and maintaining a job immediately following graduation from high school instead of attending a traditional college. It is appropriate for a student with a disability to consider the FRC-OCS pathway only if the IEP Team determines the Future Ready Course of Study (commonly referred to as a “traditional diploma”) is not appropriate for the student even with the use of modifications, accommodations, use of supplemental aides and services, and allowable course substitutions.”

     

    For Students Entering Grade 9 for the First Time in 2020-2021 or after

    1. Two Social Studies credits that shall be:
      1. Founding Principles of the Unites States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
      2. Economics and Personal Finance

     

    For Students Entering Grade 9 for the First Time between 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020

    1. Two Social Studies credits that shall be:
      1. American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics OR Founding Principles of the US of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
      2. American History I or American History II

     

    Additional core and elective courses only for exceptional students following the Occupational Course of Study

  • APPLIED SCIENCE

    This course provides an overview of basic science topics. Areas of focus include forces and motion, the properties of matter, to the uses and dangers of common chemicals and the positive and negative effects that humans have had on the environment.

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Students will learn the important skills needed to be financially responsible. This course covers wages, taxes, the use of credit and the types of insurance needed when living independently. Students will also apply math skills needed in consumer spending.

    EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION I SCIENCE

    Students will learn the attitudes and habits that are needed to obtain and maintain employment in their career choice. Students will also begin to develop a job portfolio that provides a record of their high school experience. Students will learn job-seeking skills, work ethic and decision- making skills while participating in school- based work hours.

  • EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION II SOCIAL STUDIES CITIZENSHIP 1A/1B

    Students will develop skills generic to all careers: communication, stamina, teamwork, and self- management. These skills and those learned in Occupational Preparation I will continue to be refined as students continue to work on school- based work hours and begin to participate in community-based hours.

     

    EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION III PREPARATION III CITIZENSHIP 2A/2B

    Students continue to hone their work skills while continuing to earn work hours for graduation. Work- based activities allow students multiple opportunities to build leadership and self- determination skills.

     

    EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION IV MATH

    Students will synthesize all the skills acquired in previous Occupational Preparation courses and apply them to their personal career choice. This course also provides students with the time to finish completing work hours required for successful completion of the Occupational Course of Study.

  • Additional core and elective classes only for exceptional students following the NC Extensions Pathway leading to a Graduation Certificate.