The LFI program provides students who are working towards a Certificate of Completion and pursuing alternative outcomes, a wide array of opportunities to develop the skills necessary for supported community based employment as a postsecondary goal.
Learning For Independence (LFI)
The Learning for Independence (LFI) program provides students ages 18 – 21 the opportunity to develop the life skills necessary to function more independently in the community.
- Budgeting & Finance
- Career & Social Issues
- Community Transportation & Resources
- Computer Concepts
- Creative Arts (Art, Music, Theater)
- Healthy Living
- Transitional Math and Reading
- Work Experience
- Be 18-21 years old: Student participation in the program will start at the beginning of the school year after their 18th birthday.
- Have independent living and supported employment goals/ activities reflected in the Transition Plan of the IEP.
- Be referred by his/her home school building coordinator
- Have a strong likelihood of being competitively employed with support in the community upon exit at age 21.
- Have participated in a school based work/community setting before applying for this program
- Have successfully completed the LFI application process.
- Attend the program Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- At the student’s annual IEP meeting, prior to their 18th birthday, the team will consider the LFI program as part of transition planning.
- If appropriate, the home school Building Coordinator will complete the LFI online application.
- LFI staff and Instructional Coach will review the referral packet with home school building coordinator.
- After the student is approved for consideration for the LFI program by a Program Facilitator, parent and student will visit LFI at Cecil College for a tour and interview.
- Parent and student will complete and submit the application for the LFI Program at the completion of the tour.
- An IEP meeting will be scheduled at the home school for all accepted students with participation from LFI staff.
- Adhere to the CCPS attendance policy
- Abide by all safety regulations at CCST and Cecil College and the various vocational and community sites
- Maintain self-discipline and exhibit maturity
- Adhere to the CCPS dress code policy across all settings
- Ride the school bus to and from CCST and Cecil College
- Achieve identified vocational and independent living skills
- Be trained to use public transportation in the community
- Participate in special events sponsored by Cecil College