Curriculum Scope and Sequence for 18 /VICTORY Program

  • Unlike most secondary students served under special education, 18+ students are provided special education services in the community, where same-age peers live, work, and play, in addition to job skills training provided at the  traditional high school campus. The special education services are designed to facilitate assessment, instruction, skill practice, support, and progress monitoring in natural adult environments. Which environments are used to provide special education services are determined by the student’s IEP which includes the student’s postsecondary transition goals. Community-based transition programs are alternative special education opportunities, developed by public school systems, in age-appropriate settings (Baska et al,2003). Grigal, Neubert, and Moon, 2002 identified eight specific objectives to include in goals for community transition programs:

    • Obtaining employment in a full- or part-time paid position in the community;
    • Increasing mobility in the community;
    • Engaging the support of adult service agencies;
    • Improving social and communication skills;
    • Improving self-determination skills;
    • Developing friendships with other people of similar ages;
    • Developing age-appropriate leisure and recreation pursuits; and
    • Participating in college classes.


18 /VICTORY Curriculum Matrix