Frank L. Walton Middle School

SDC - Basics

Functional Academics

The purpose of the Functional Academics Domain is to stress academic skills necessary to participate in everyday life with goals for maximum independence. To be functional, these skills must be related to some real activity that the student encounters in daily living. Functional academic skills are learned and applied in a variety of environments. Instruction occurs in both classroom and community settings. 

Course Description: Infuses academic areas into functional activities such as functional math, survival reading, local geography, current events and their applications to the community.

Domestic Domain

The purpose of instruction in the Domestic Domain is to prepare the student to become as independent as possible in his/her living environment. Included in instruction are personal care, food preparation, and housekeeping skills.

Course Description: Includes skills necessary to allow the student more independence in home/personal management. Focus on personal health care, responsibility, home management, family/social life, sexuality and their applications to the community.

Community Domain

The purpose of the Community Domain is to prepare the student to access and use community environments as independently and completely as possible. Instruction in the areas of shopping, travel, eating out, and use of public services are included in this domain.

Course Description: Includes skills necessary for the individuals to participate in campus, neighborhood, and community environments with successful interdependence. Mobility skills, access to community services, purchasing skills and their applications to the community.

 

Vocational Domain

The purpose of instruction in the Vocational Domain is to increase the likelihood of students functioning as contributing adults within our society and increase opportunities of obtaining employment. The Vocational Domain includes instruction in work related skills, job-seeking skills, and job skill training.

Course Description: Includes skills necessary for individuals to attain employment and perform meaningful work. Activities include on-campus career occupation experience and training, employment skills, access to Transition and the off-campus work experience program and their applications to the community.

 

Recreation and Leisure

The purpose of the Recreation Leisure Domain is to enable students to engage in constructive and personal satisfying leisure activities in school, home, and the community.

Course Description: Includes games, puzzles, arts, crafts, music, social gatherings, hobbies, self-regulating interactive behaviors, accessing public interests, and their applications to the community.