Transition Campus

A part of SHARP School is the Transition Campus which consists of the Vocational Exploration Program (VEP); the Sheltered Employment Training Program (SET); and the Home Education Learning Program (HELP). Each of these programs is designed to address the issue of preparing our Special Education students for the transition to adult living. Students involved in functional programming at each of Mesa Public Schools' six comprehensive high schools have the opportunity to participate in one of the three programs for 1/2 of their academic day. Students are either bussed from their home to the Transition Campus for the morning session and then return to their home school or students are bussed from their home school to the afternoon session and returned home at the end of the day. The HELP Program is designed to provide functional students with skills of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, laundering, etc. The SET Program is designed to expose functional students to a Sheltered Workshop setting, including the skills of sorting, collating, packaging, etc. The VEP Program is designed to provide functional students with exposure to community based employment opportunities.