Daily Living Skills / Instructional Program
The Daily Living Skills curriculum is based on the Michigan Department of Education "Careers and Employability Benchmarks and Standards." Students are scheduled for classes that are designed to teach and reinforce daily living skills as identified in each student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP). Students are scheduled for four classes each of the two semesters of the school year.
- Clothing Care
- Creative Energy
- Drivers Training
- Easy Money
- Expand Your Horizon
- Healthy Living
- Hobbies for Life
- Home Living
- Law and Order
- Mind Your Business
- Money Sense
- On Your Own
- Organization Skills
- Personal Safety
- Positive Living
- Work Skills
- World Around Us
Daily Living Skills
Managing finances, caring for personal needs, family responsibilities, food preparation, citizenship responsibilities and leisure activities.
Personal / Social Skills
Self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal and communication skills.
Occupational choices, seeking and maintaining employment, and other job competencies.
Community Based Instruction (CBI)
Students occasionally receive instruction in these areas outside of the classroom for hands-on learning experiences in environments such as grocery and other stores, courts, gyms/fitness clubs, Laundromats, recycling enters, and the Secretary of State.
Employment Training Program
Macomb Academy serves students from Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties. Our staff includes teachers, job coaches, teacher assistants, office staff members, and a van driver. Our administrative team consists of the Superintendent, Dean of Students, and Community & Employment Serves (CES) Coordinator. The CES Coordinator develops, schedules and organizes student job sites and serves as a liaison between students/families and federal, state and county agencies.
Job coaches transport students to and from community-based job sites and provide instruction, guidance and support as students learn various jobs by performing the essential functions of each job. There are typically four students per job coach, and students are scheduled at one job site per semester, thereby completing two job sites each year.
Some students maintain competitive employment and also hold status as full-time students by attending Macomb Academy for at least 2-1/2 days per week. The CES Coordinator maintains contact with both the student and the employer to ensure the continued satisfaction of both, and to provide support and resources as necessary to aid in student job retention.