Student of the Month: William

Our student of the month for October is William! On his first day of school, William attempted to leave the classroom every single opportunity provided. When asked to conduct an academic task, William stepped away from his desk within 5 seconds and made his way towards the door. He required frequent walks around campus. When the opportunity presented itself, William exited the classroom without a known direction. At the slightest unsupervised moment William would have bathroom incidents. William now tends to task for 15 seconds and takes his 30-second break at his desk for a duration of [...]

Student of the Month: William2022-01-18T00:31:15-05:00

Key Staff: Alex

Alex is one of our top 1:1 Aides. He’s genuinely caring towards all students. He is reliable as he shows to work promptly and consistently everyday. Alex remains calm during crisis situations. He has a consistent pleasant and empathetic demeanor. Alex is detailed, thorough, highly organized, efficient, works well with minimal supervision, engages students, provides assistance without hesitation, submits all paperwork accurately and in a timely manner. He demonstrates flexibility by starting an earlier or ending a later shift. Alex can be placed in any classroom and immediately evoke a positive environment as he is well liked by [...]

Key Staff: Alex2022-01-18T00:31:15-05:00

OT Room

The OT room is one of our most popular rooms in the program. This room is not only for OT sessions, but to provide sensory breaks for our students as needed. Although the swings are the most utilized equipment, students are able to find weighted blankets and vests, aromatherapy, relaxing "white noise", rain sounds, ocean sounds, tents, exercise balls, cause & effect toys, and more.

OT Room2019-11-01T18:57:07-04:00

Showing Off Our Skills

During this breakfast, students demonstrated their living skills and vocational abilities by setting the table, assisted with the making of the pancakes, and serving. This provided a great opportunity for families to meet each other and the other students in the classroom. They were also able to meet all staff in the classroom.

Showing Off Our Skills2022-01-18T00:31:21-05:00

Pancake Breakfast

During this breakfast, students demonstrated their living skills and vocational abilities by setting the table, assisted with the making of the pancakes, and serving. This provided a great opportunity for families to meet each other and the other students in the classroom. They were also able to meet all staff in the classroom.

Pancake Breakfast2019-11-01T19:04:25-04:00

Staff Training Day!

On October 9th we had a pupil free day. All staff reported to school at 8am to collaborate and attend classroom team meetings. Our Regional Instructional Specialist was on campus to provide an assessment training for all ACI classroom staff. She also provided an overview of the BEST model for our ID staff.

Staff Training Day!2022-01-18T00:31:30-05:00

Go Sharks Go!

Coach Leyva leads the Sharks (in white) to an opening drive touchdown. Sierra of Alhambra looks to bounce back and pick up its first win of the 2019 A.M.A.S.E. flag football league. Alhambra has come up short, dropping its first two games by less than a touchdown. This week they’ll host West Side Academy. Go Sharks!

Go Sharks Go!2022-01-18T00:32:03-05:00

Social Skills Lab!

Here we have 2 high-school students, Mariah and Isaiah, playing Candyland. At the start of this station, staff encourages the students to greet each other. Throughout the activity, staff teach peer recognition, awareness of the environment, turn-taking​, and overall communication between the two students.

Social Skills Lab!2022-01-18T00:32:04-05:00

Student of the Month: Aaron

Aaron has made significant behavioral progress. His behaviors up till the end of summer consisted of crying shortly after lunch through dismissal daily. He would run out of the classroom at any given opportunity and head towards the exit of the building.  His crying has stopped completely. Aaron has done really well in the last month. Although he still continues to elope from the classroom, Aaron runs out with a smile and is easily redirected back to class. He seems happier this year and the level of compliance has increased.

Student of the Month: Aaron2022-01-18T00:33:30-05:00

Focusing on Adult Living Skills

Our Transition Classroom focuses on adult living skills. The activities are modified according to students' abilities. Most of the students' favorite rotations is Culinary Arts. Ms. Stephanie evaluates the strengths of the students and determines what role they will play in the cooking process. Some are able to engage in the mixture of ingredients, while others can participate with minimal support around the griddle. The picture illustrates one of our transition students, Michelle, with Ms. Stephanie making pancakes.

Focusing on Adult Living Skills2022-01-18T00:33:30-05:00