Between 18 and 21 years old
Possess, carry and use an ID
Stable health condition
Ability to ride public transportation system independently
Independent self-care management
Ability to spend part of the day unsupervised
Ability to work at various independent work sites
Adapt well to change
Appropriate behavior in community
Independent communication skills or assistive device
Good time management skills
Mastery of basic life skills
Excellent attendance record
Applications are accepted from October through February. Applicants must be students with an individual education plan, 18 to 21 years of age, who have participated in a high school program but have not earned a high school diploma. Students from Vancouver Public Schools and other districts (except Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Woodland) are invited to apply. Students in the Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Woodland school districts are served by their districts’ programs. Home-schooled students with documentation of a developmental disability also may apply.
For an application, contact any VPS high school or Leslie Morrison at the GATE Program. Applications may be mailed or delivered to Leslie Morrison at the GATE House. Once applications have been screened, families will be interviewed and notified about placement.