At Blue Jay Academy we are invested in the future of your child(ren) and we are excited to offer our Excel Transition Work Program to our Blue Jay students. This program is extremely vital for youth with special needs and disabilities who want to be gainfully employed. It is critical that they receive services to ensure they are adequately prepared and ready to adapt to the competitive workplace environment.
The goal of the Excel Transition Work Program is to prepare each student for employment. We will accomplish this by providing real life work experiences combined with training to help them make a successful transition from school life to a productive adult life. Throughout the school year, the students selected for this program will work on a variety of skills that focus on things like team building, work place safety, interviewing and much more.
In turn, we will provide students with a transferable vocational education and relevant social skills development. Ultimately our focus will be to offer our students real world, hands-on training through a unique opportunity to explore a number of different career paths.
In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan, and:
-Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys (Grades K-12).
-Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys and was at least 4 years old; or
-Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was reported as having received Specialized Instructional Services by the Office of Early Learning and was at least 4 years old.
-Have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind during the preceding October and February student membership surveys (Grades K-12).
If your child meets the eligibility requirements, you may apply for a scholarship. If your child does not meet these requirements but has an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan and is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to a school in Florida from out of state or from a foreign country pursuant to a parent’s permanent change of station orders, the child may be eligible for a McKay Scholarship. Please contact this office at 1-800-447-1636 for additional information.
*Please note that students with a "gifted only" designation and an Eligibility Plan (EP) do not meet the eligibility criteria for the McKay Scholarship Program.
Here at Blue Jay Academy, we offer student transportation and after care services for our busy families and those families whom need transportation assistance to and from a Blue Jay campus. After care services run from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, Monday through Friday. Transportation routes and times vary. Costs for transportation/after care services vary, up to $50/wk. If you would like to request more information about our student transportation and afer care services pleas fill out our simple online form or give us a call today. We are always happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
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