CHAUTAUQUA LEARN & SERVE CHARTER SCHOOL
Service Learning | Chautauqua Charter School | United States
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As a charter secondary school authorized by the Bay County (FL) Public School District, Chautauqua Learn & Serve Charter School receives tax dollars from the State of Florida based on its enrollment. At the same time, Chautauqua is free of many of the rules and requirements applied to other schools while being held accountable for producing results outlined in its charter. The flexibility afforded to Chautauqua by the charter school approach is essential, given the diversity of students served by the school and its emphasis on community-based activities. As part of the public school system, Chautauqua charges no tuition.
The Chautauqua Learn & Serve Charter School is dedicated to preparing disabled students to meet the demands of the world they about to enter. We strive to enlighten the world about the needs of the disabled. Both aims are critical to our efforts to see to it that students enjoy all the independence of which they are capable.
The Chautauqua Learn & Serve Charter School supplies students with life-centered career education (LCCE). We use this curriculum to transition students to independent living. The curriculum comprises three key components.
Daily Living Skills: We teach the students to manage personal finances; prepare food and support a household; see to their personal needs and family responsibilities; enjoy leisure activities; and serve their community as responsible citizens.
Occupational Guidance and Preparation: We familiarize students with the world of work and employment possibilities. They learn proper work habits; how to find and keep a job; and master manual skills and other employment-related requirements.
Personal Social Skills: Students develop self-awareness, self-confidence, socially responsible behavior and good interpersonal and communication skills. They learn how to make responsible decisions and to live on their own.