• Welcome to Mrs. Encarnacion's Adult Transition Class Website



    The goal of the program is to provide a functional curriculum to help students with learning disabilities transition successfully from high school to supportive employment, competitive employment or college. The program curriculum consists of functional academics, vocational development and independent living skills for students who are not on a diploma track.


    The program is not:

    A program for students with serious behavioral needs.

    A program for students with serious health needs.

    A program for students who require a one-on-one aide.

    A credit recovery program for students on an academic track.




    The target population is students who have completed 9th through 12th grade, graduated with an honorary diploma and would like to continue their education in an adult program. 

    Students admitted into the program must already possess some degree of independent functioning, appropriate behaviors, social competence, and health that does not prohibit them from participating in off-campus enclaves and outings. The students must also have the desire to continue their education and work in the community to gain the skills that will help them become successful, independent adults. 

    Students participating in the program may continue their adult education until the age of 22 and will receive an honorary “Certificate of Achievement” upon completion. 



    Functional Communication: Reading menus, bus schedules, job applications, and the Internet to access specific information; Social Activities to build communication skills; Coping/Problem Solving Skills; Practice appropriate social skills and build self-esteem


    Functional Math: Money and Shopping Skills (e.g. counting money, using a calculator, shopping with a budget, making change, price comparisons, calculating tax and tip); Personal and/or Household Budgeting; Banking (balancing checkbook)

    Functional Vocation: Independent work skills; Follow and retain instructions; Punctuality and

    attendance; Interpersonal skills; Work attitude; Job application and interviewing; Career exploration;  Participation in Workability; Enclaves/Volunteer, on-the-job opportunities; Personal Hygiene  and Grooming


    Functional Self-Help:  Community: Access public transportation independently; Use maps to arrive at points of destinations; General Shopping; Restaurant use; Attending community events; Using community services, Accessing community agencies; Recreation / Leisure: individual and group community activities, individual and activities at home, individual and group school activities; Domestic: eating and food preparation, relationships with others, time management and scheduling, household / outdoor maintenance, money management, personal hygiene (dressing, grooming), nutrition, simple first aid and health


    LOCATION                                                      STAFF

    Don Antonio Lugo High School                           Shanette Encarnacion, Special Education Teacher

    13400 Pipeline Avenue                                        Irene Hensley, Paraprofessional

    Chino, California 91710                                     Sarah Burgess, Paraprofessional

    909.591.3902, ext. 4818