Academic and Vocational Life Skills
The secondary Academic and Vocational Life Skills (sAVLS) curriculum is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities and adaptive disabilities which prevents them from accessing the general education curriculum.
Students in sAVLS will access and participate in the grade level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through activities that focus on prerequisite skills. They will demonstrate performance objectives that may include real-life applications of the TEKS as appropriate to the student abilities and needs. Further, they will demonstrate mastery of functional life skills through the implementation of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) by participating in classroom, school, and community-based student-centered activities.
At the secondary level, focus will be on instruction and training in functional academic, communication, personal management, and social skills; plus, it will incorporate community living, job sampling, and work training.