Los Angeles Unified School District Center for Advanced Transition Services Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Center for Advanced Transition Services (CATS) Program provides transition services that help students develop academic, vocational, and independent living skills. The program serves students ages 19-22 with moderate to severe disabilities on the alternate curriculum. Opportunities are provided both on campus and in the community; students also participate in community college classes. It provides course offerings in such areas as:

  • Technology
  • Reading, Writing, Math
  • Life Skills
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Employability Skills

CATS offers classes at the following locations:

  • East Los Angeles College
  • Los Angeles Harbor Colleges
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Pierce College
  • West Los Angeles College

Housing: No housing is offered through this program.

Duration: The High School Certificate of Completion is a two year course of study.

Admission

Eligibility:

  • Students are required to have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Be at least 19 years of age by September of enrollment year
  • Be willing to make a two year commitment to participate
  • Have a developing support network
  • Have completed 4 year of high school and:

Non-diploma track

Teacher Recommendation

Regular Attendance

Participated in work experience

Vocational classes

Travel in the community independently

Application:

  • Students complete application from their comprehensive high schools.
  • Students’ level of independence to travel to and from home to the college, participate in community college classes and participate in work experience on and off campus is evaluated through a series of interviews and forms.
Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Certificate

Course Types: Independent living skills, Specialized vocational training for students with disabilities, Mobility training

Volunteer opportunities, Internships & Employment: Paid work, Off Campus employment, On Campus employment

Costs

Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Tuition Fees: No

Comments:

Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Assistance is provided in career counseling, job placement and connecting with adult agencies/service providers.

Course Type
Independent living skills
Specialized vocational training for students with disabilities
Mobility training
Credit, Degree or Award
Certificate

Contact person: 
James Koontz

Contact email: 

Phone: 
(213) 241-3323

District Office of Transition Services
333 South Beaudry 17th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90017
US