Academy Park High School

    Life Skills Syllabus



    Course Information

    Teacher Information

    Credit Hour: 6

    Name: Jennifer Funk

    Marking Period: full year course

    Phone: 610.522.4330 ext. 6115

    Class Location: Room 115

    Office Location: 115

    Time: Blocks 2,3,4

    Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday      2:40-3:10


    E-Mail: jfunk@sedelco.org

    School Attributes

    The manner in which we prepare students at Academy Park High School is informed by four attributes: (1) Dedicated faculty who will hold themselves to, at minimum, to the same standards as the students we teach; (2) Positive relationships developed and nurtured between and among adults and students; (3) A high level of rigor included in instructional practices via standards aligned and contextually driven instruction; and (4) Connecting positive relationships with effective instruction for positive academy RESULTS!



    Course Description:


    The goal of this course is to provide instruction to help students develop essential independent life skills for everyday use and focus on each individual student’s IEP goals and objectives.


    The life skills curriculum is designed to help students meet their IEP goals in all area of the curriculum and to help them prepare for life after high school. The self-contained nature of the classroom and the fact that we will be together as a class for much of the day, gives us a great deal of flexibility and the opportunity to work on individual goals and objectives for each student. On most days, however, block scheduling is as follows:


    Block 1: Gym

                Block 2: Reading

                Block 3: Math

                Block 4: Daily Living Skills





    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete The Life Skills Class will be competent in the following areas:



    Use word recognition and word meaning to read and comprehend text

    Build vocabulary through reading

    Reading menus, schedules, recipes, newspapers

    Uses features of non-fiction texts and computer software

    Expands comprehension by analyzing, interpreting and synthesizing information and ideas





     Compute basic math problems and word problems

     Understand checking and saving accounts

     Apply money skills

     Telling time

     Utilize Fractions and decimals

     Utilize Measurement

     Analyze a situation and define a problem


    Daily Living Skills/Apartment Living


    Practice communication skills for various relationships and occasions

    Complete job applications and researching jobs

    Recognize the types of skills needed to successfully live within the community such as: employability skills, safety skills, shopping and making purchases, transit skills, restaurant skills, and social skills

    Recognize and practice  good habits and wellness, healthy eating,  and personal hygiene

    Practice cooking  by using appliances (toaster, microwave, stovetop, oven), planning meals, food and kitchen safety, and food and kitchen cleaning






    Student Evaluation


    Students will be graded pass/ fail for this course. Requirements for passing are determined on an individual basis and take the following into account:

    ·         Progress throughout the year

    ·         IEP goals and objectives

    ·         Completion of class assignments and homework

    ·         Class participation



    Attendance Policy

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Academy Park High School expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.


    Classroom Expectations

    1. Students will come to class prepared with homework

    2. Students will comply with the rules of the Academy Park Handbook

    3. The teachers and students will work together for a respectful, safe classroom



    Class Requirements

    Students will be required to maintain good attendance, have a respectful and positive attitude and come to class ready to learn.