The transition from high school to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living is a complex and important point in the life of a young adult. For students with mental health or specific learning challenges, this critical transition is especially daunting. The Hunterdon Prep 12+ Program provides students with the support necessary for them to discover their interests and marketable abilities while acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experiences that they will need to craft a satisfying independent life.
12+ is a Transition Program offered to students who have completed or are close to completing the requirements for high school graduation. Enrolled students are typically between the ages of 18 and 21.
college & vocational training - academic support
The 12+ instructional staff provide highly individualized academic case management, support, and organizational guidance to students who are enrolled in college and/or job training course work. Using a distinctly relational approach and often, references to their own personal experiences, the 12+ instructional staff help to “demystify” the details and nuances of becoming a responsible, independent learner as they guide students through registration, testing, and course selection process.
The 12+ instructional staff provide direct academic case management to each student, working collaboratively with students to develop and consistently utilize organizational strategies that will enable them to successfully complete their post-secondary academic goals.
Throughout the school year, students experience the world of work by sampling a variety of employment environments to gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of specific job titles or job groups. Based on their own unique interests, students amass job skills in employment settings relevant to their anticipated career path. Every job placement is under the supervision of both an employer mentor and a 12+ SLE (Special Learning Experience) certified instructor who aid the student in clarifying career goals, developing employable skills, and in making the transition between school and employment.
independent living skills
The 12+ Program Independent Living Skills component engages students in community outreach and service projects which require them to learn and practice a wide variety of independent living skills. Household organization, budgeting, menu planning, shopping, cooking, laundry, and cleaning skills are learned and applied in the service of community members in need. Volunteerism helps students learn what is required to live an independent life and reinforce their value as supportive community members. Processing these experiences helps our students apply learning to the exploration and pursuit of their own independent living goals.
As with all of the components of the 12+ Program, counseling services are tailored to meet the needs of each student. The goal of our counseling program is to support students as they work to take responsibility for managing their mental health needs and self-care. This support is offered through a variety of counseling services which include individual counseling, group counseling, as well as career, life style and social skills coaching.
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