Social Situations/Independent Living Syllabus

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Course Syllabus


Course Title and Number:           Living Skills 9/12th Grade

Department:                                     Learning Support

Semester:                                         Fall and Spring


Instructor:                                        Mrs. Leah Young

Phone:                                              (717) 762-1191 ext. 2353

E-Mail Address:                    

Teacher Webpage:               


Preferred Method of Contact:   Email and Phone are the fastest methods of communication, as I will respond within 24 hours. 


 Related Materials:                          Students are given all materials for class, notebooks, papers and binders.  Students will be required to have a pencil and planner with them every day.          

 Course Overview:                          In this course, the goal is for students to develop the skills necessary to survive in the everyday world.   


Course Objectives:                        Students will:

  • Develop the ability to select and manage a household.
  • Develop appropriate consumer skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate domestic living skills.
  • Develop skills necessary to acquire and maintain a job.
  • Develop related social skills for independent living.


 Course Instructor Philosophy:  Allowing the students to learn in a safe and controlled environment.  I expect the students to treat each other and their teachers with respect.      

Course Outline/Topics:
                Students will:

  • Demonstrate food shopping and food preparation skills.
  • Will learn and practice procedures for getting and keeping a job.
  • Develop proper table manners and eating habits.

 Course Requirements:                 Students will be required to come to class prepared and participate in class.  Students will complete oral, written, and reading assignments as well as working in small groups to complete assignments.

Use of Technology:                      
Students will be asked to access information via the Internet and to use a word processor.


Assessment Plan:                          Students will be graded on classwork, tests and

quizzes, projects and homework.

Student’s first and second quarter grades will be averaged together to calculate the final course grade.


Course Policies/Expectations:   CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:


  1. 1.1. Come on time and ready to learn.
  2. Work as best as you can.
  3. Be safe and respectful of others. 

 CONSEQUENCES/ Progression of limits


  1. Verbal warning


  2. Name on board


  3. Check by name= 15 minute teacher detention and/or take unfinished work home to complete


  4. 2nd check by name = 30 minute teacher detention


If behavior continues you will be asked to leave classroom.  This will result in an office referral and your parent/guardian will be called.  All after school detentions will be conducted during 2:30-3:00. 



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