Contact PHS: (385) 646-4531
Secretary: Katie Tibbitts
Lead Teacher: Lynsey Butler
Teachers: Jacque Angeroth, Ian Bobbermin, Aubrey Bowen, Jana Crawford, Michelle Johnson, Richard Kerr
Utah Resources for People with Disabilities
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school days and hours?
On Monday – Thursday school begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 1:50 PM. There are no in person classes on Friday. Friday is distance learning only.
We recognize that students may need some flexibility to accommodate their needs therefore we can flex attendance days as needed.
Is lunch served?
Lunch is not provided. Depending on the students schedule they can purchase lunch from the Jones Center. Sometimes there will be opportunities to purchase lunch in the community. We encourage students to bring sack lunches on community days and microwavable lunches for Campus and Jobsite days.
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. Calendars are sent home each month to inform you of the daily schedule, including days off.
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.
Does my student have to wait until they graduate to access Vocational Rehabilitation?
Students can begin accessing Vocational Rehabilitation when they are 14.
If my student has a job can they still attend?
We encourage students with jobs to attend our work track class on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. Students who are employed may receive additional coaching at their job, courtesy of our work track trainers.
Are you going to find my student a job?
Our work track trainers assist students interested in pursuing paid employment.
Post High Services (PHS) support young adults (ages 18-22) in learning skills that move them from behaving primarily as students to participating as adults in their community.
The skills taught in PHS can include employment, mobility, community awareness and safety, independent living, social and communication, functional academics, healthy lifestyles, recreation and leisure, basic technology, post secondary education exploration etc. as mandated by the student’s IEP.
A student’s program is individualized and is based on his/her needs, preferences, interests and post high school goals and outcomes.
PHS Services are available to students:
- Who qualify for special education
- Who are at least 18 and up to 22
- Who’s 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.
Outcomes for students who participate will vary based upon their individual goals and abilities.
- Increased level of independence
- Familiarity with community and resources within the community
- Public transportation skills
- Stranger safety
- Street safety
- Job seeking and job keeping skills
- Improved social and communication skills
- Increased self-determination skills
- Active participant in volunteer opportunities
- Identify realistic options for adult education
- Develop leisure and recreation interests
- Understand healthy lifestyle choices
- Knowledge and safe use of basic technology
- Responsible adult skills
- Meet requirements for diploma completion
- Independent living skills
- Increased level of functional academics skills
Contact PHS: (385) 646-4531