Community IMAGES is a Spokane Public Schools high school transition program for students who are 19-21 years of age. Instruction occurs in two classrooms located on the Spokane Community College campus as well as in the community. Students should have the ability to function independently (without direct staff supervision) in the community, on city bus routes, job sites and on the college campus.
The IMAGES program:
- assists with the transition from public school into the adult world.
- requires a 1-2 year commitment from the student and family.
- requires participation and attendance in the Career & Technical Education program called Career Focus.
IMAGES serves students by:
- Teaching young adults to advocate for themselves by completing a transition portfolio based on their vocational, academic and community experiences and personal goals.
- Empowering students (and their families) with knowledge to accomplish linkages with employment and community services available to adults with disabilities.
- Preparing students vocationally so they may seek and obtain employment opportunities and/or continue with post-secondary education/training upon graduating from the public school system.
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Spokane County Community Services - Developmental Disabilities Division
- Social Security Administration