Focus Learning Center

Friendship Christian School is unique in that we accept students who have intellectual disabilities, Autism, Down syndrome, etc.  Students will receive core class instruction in small resource classes targeted to their specific learning needs. Students will participate in elective classes as well as inclusion opportunities throughout the day. When these students enter sixth grade, they may enter the Focus Learning Center which concentrates on general academics and life skills. Careful planning and review of the students’ past academic performance and current cognitive and achievement levels will assist in making this decision. These students would be eligible to receive a diploma in an Occupational Course of Study. The tuition for this program is listed under the Focus Learning Center on the Tuition and Fee Form.

Occupational Course of Study – The Occupational Course of Study covers the basics of the core subjects which specifically focus on post-school employment and independent living. Successful completion of this program will provide the student with a solid, basic education but will not meet the requirements for entrance to a four-year college or university. Successful completion of this program, however, will allow for continued training in a technical or vocational program or a community college.

4 Credits Bible
4 Credits Occupational English
3 Credits Occupational Mathematics
2 Credits Life Skills Science
2 Credits Social Studies Government/US History and World History
1 Credit Health/Physical Education
4 Credits Occupational Preparation (Life skills and supervised job training in a variety of areas      which may include teachers’ aides, food preparation, maintenance, grounds/landscape etc.)
2 Credits Electives (Computer, Music, Keyboarding, etc.)

Please see the Specialized Learning Center brochure for program details, eligibility requirements, and contact information.