W.I.S.E is Work Skills, Independent Living, Social Skills, and Education

  • The Tigard-Tualatin WISE Program is part of the Tigard- Tualatin School District’s special education transition services. It provides services for 18-21-year-old students who have Individual Education Programs (IEPs), and are working toward Post Secondary Goals (PSG) for their adult lives after high school. The focus is on developing Work, Independent Living, Social, and Education skills in the collaborative adult classroom and community settings. The program’s practice is to always promote self-advocacy and independence as students work toward their post-secondary goals.

    Learning Specialist
    Phone: (971)470-8637
    E-mail: aalleman@ttsd.k12.or.us

    Learning Specialist
    Phone: (971)470-8031
    E-mail: sbarone@ttsd.k12.or.us

Program Details

  • Individualized academic instruction takes place in classroom and community settings outside of the district’s high schools. 

    Morning Class

    • Social skills/Communication
    • self-advocacy/Self-management
    • Functional Academics
    • Current Events
    • Community Awareness
    • Health, safety & basic cooking
    • Leisure development

    Tuesday Afternoon Class*

    • Advanced job skills
      Living Independently
      Managing Money
  • Work experiences and instruction takes place in community-based worksites. Students are placed in worksites based on interests, level of work skill development and supports needed. Students also participate in weekly job site visits to explore a variety of community work settings.

    Afternoon Worksites

    • Following a work routine
    • Basic work behaviors
    • Getting along with others
    • Problem-solving
    • Communication on the job
    • Accessing public transportation
    • Following safety
    • Procedures
    • Basic job search skills
  • Individualized instruction and practical application of skills in community settings needed to more independently access community resources for employment, independent living and leisure.

    Morning/Afternoon Outings

    • Orientation skills
    • Safety
    • Leisure development
    • Accessing & using community
    • resources
    • Using public transportation
    • Self-advocacy
    • Communication