GT SCORE focuses on increasing independence through:
- Understanding themselves, their rights, needs and wans, and communicating that understanding.
- Accessing resources and exploring opportunities for independence.
- Job readiness skills and job exploration
- Exploration and participation in healthy lifestyles and pastimes.
- Functional independent living skills such as money management, nutrition, and home living.
GT Score supports young adults (ages 18-22) in learning skills that move them from behaving primarily as students to participating as adults in their community.
A student’s program is individualized and is based on their needs, preferences, interests and post high school goals and outcomes.
GT Score Services are available to students:
- Who qualify for special education
- Who are at least 18 and up to 22
- Whose senior class has graduated
- Who do not have sufficient credits or are lacking credits in required subjects and do not have a diploma
- Who want to participate in transition services
A student is referred by his/her special education teacher (file holder) and a required intake meeting is conducted prior to the end of the senior year. During the intake meeting the student’s goals and needs are discussed and services are identified.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school days and hours?
On Monday – Thursday school begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:15 PM.
Is lunch served?
Lunch will not be provided. Depending on the student’s schedule, they can either purchase lunch from the Jones Center or within the local community. If purchasing lunch is not an option, students will need to bring a sack lunch with them.
How will my student get to school?
In most cases students will be picked up by a school bus. In some cases students will be trained to use the UTA independently. For students who have a UTA reduced fare card, we will provide a monthly bus sticker for them.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
You can always call the main office if you have questions (385) 646-4531. You should also receive a letter from your file holder before school begins providing you with contact information and other important details about the upcoming school year.
What does a typical day look like?
Students daily schedules vary based on what day they will be at their jobsite, what day they will be on campus and when their community access is scheduled.
How will I know how my student is doing?
Progress reports are sent home at the end of each quarter. Parent teacher conference is another way you can check in with the teacher. You may also attend the IEP meeting. You can always call and ask to visit with your student’s teacher.
How many credits will my student earn?
Students do not earn credits towards graduation; rather, they are assessed on their transition goals.
When can my student graduate?
Students can request their diploma as long as the IEP team feels that student has accomplished their transition goals. After a student’s 18th birthday they are no longer required to attend school. Students with special needs can access school services until their 22nd birthday.
Contact GT Score: (385) 646-4531