LiFT University Information
Days, Time, Location Class Meetings
LiFT U meets Monday-Friday from 8:45am-3:15PM. The locations change throughout the week, but we will start by meeting at LiFT U, and travel as a class to different locations.
Purpose and Descriptions
The courses for LiFT U will reinforce the students' academic foundation and provide an integrated approach to achieve personal independence and growth with a focus on career development, life skills instruction, social skills development, community inclusion, and self-determination.
Required Materials and Graduation Fees
- A 2-inch Trapper Keeper type of Binder that zips or snaps closed; with pockets on the inside front and back cover. DO NOT get the type that has an accordion folder inside. The Trapper Keeper type of binder usually lasts longer than 1 year.
- One set of Two-pocket Insertable Tab divider - 8 per set.
- A 3 holed pencil pouch to go into the Trapper Keeper
- Paper hole self-adhesive reinforcements
- Personal laptop.
- Smart Phone.
- 3 packages of 50 sheet protectors.
- Sharpened pencils, pen, erasers (must bring 2 each day and keep in 3 hole pencil pouch.
- Pack of colored pencils-sharpened10.
- A calculator (may be on Smart Phone)
- One package index cards
- A Gmail account in student's name
- A bank account in student's name
- 1 inch 3 ring binder with 8 subject divider tabs
- One box of envelopes size 9 1/2 x 4 1/8
- Every Student MUST have a backpack
- 1 pair of Headphones labeled with Student Name
- 2 packs dry erase markers
- 3 reams of copier paper
- 2 packages of paper plates (not styrofoam)
- 4 canisters of Clorox type wipes-any brand
- 1 box of plastic forks
- 2 packages of napkins
- 2 box of tissues
- 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
- 1 roll of paper towels
- Graduation Fees
- $100 is due by January 31st
- The $100 covers the cost of the diploma, the diploma cover, cap, tassel, and the graduation gown.
- Preparedness: Interviewing skills, resume building, cover letter development, job searches, completing applications, effective communication, on-the-job social norms
- Work experience: Internships, Leo’s Café, Morning Lift
- PAES Curriculum *hands on comprehensive work development
Executive Functions/Self Determination
- Goal setting
- Time Management
- Organizational Skills
- Develop: Working Memory/Cognitive Flexibility/Inhibitory Control
Preparation for Adult Living/Independence/Life Skills
- Meal Planning
- Grocery Shopping
- Transportation education
Social & Emotional
- Social: the Art of Making Friends
- Emotional: Understanding the feelings of others, how to get along with others, following directions, building positive relationships, following directions, demonstrating self-control
- Math 1 & 2 *basic and advanced
- English Curriculum & Learning 1 & 2 *Freshmen and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
- Reading for Success *Freshmen and Sophomores
- Writing for Success *Freshmen and Sophomores
- Madison Lopez
- Michelle Kohan
- Ashley Duffy
- Phillip Martin
- Lois Mays