Options Program

Confidence. Community. Life skills.

The Options Program offers individualized academic and life skill development for high school students with diagnosed intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Our student-centered special education program is designed to give individuals the critical foundational skills and confidence they need to live actively and independently in their community. With our project-based learning approach, students achieve a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges.

Students enrolled in the Options Program experience inclusion and integration in the school community through full participation in school events, activities, retreats, clubs, campus ministry and athletics. To further cultivate and promote a feeling of belonging and stronger school community, Options Program students can enroll in general education courses with modifications to coursework specifically aligned with their capabilities and goals.

Students receive:

  • Individualized academic skills development
  • Life skills training
  • Faith-based education
  • Student-centered, special education curriculum
  • Project-based learning
  • Inclusion and integration in student life
  • General education course enrollment opportunities

Because the Options Program is about life success, all students earn a “Certificate of Completion” at the end of the program.

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Application Process

Meet Two Options Program Students

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No child should be denied his or her right to an education in faith, which in turn nurtures the soul of a nation. Pope Benedict XVI