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Community-Based Instruction

The Community-Based Instruction program (CBI) is for students who need a greater focus on living skills.  Students in this program often have other disabilities affecting their ability to live independently.  This program is available for both middle-school and high-school students.

CBI program would include the following:

  • CBI Language Arts and Math make up the classroom aspect of CBI.  The materials and instruction focus on improving the student’s functional language and math skills as they relate to everyday living in the community.
  • Students participate in community experiences, designed to teach students how to be as independent as possible.  Activities include shopping, cooking, leisure (such as bowling and swimming), and more (depending on the unit being covered at the time).
  • Work Experience is designed to prepare the student for future employment.  Students work on six areas of employment under the Career-Related Learning Standards developed by the state.  Students learn how to manage personal hygiene, organize their day/week, prepare for work, and complete tasks required by a job.

CBI students also participate in elective classes available to all students.