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Education & Career Opportunities
Benchmark has a long history of working with both traditional and non-traditional learners. Benchmark Young Adult School®, Inc., holds a Private School Affidavit through the State of California and provides a broad curriculum of educational opportunities, including high school, college, vocational education and occupational programs.
Our high school holds a private school accreditation through National Private Schools Accreditation Group (NPSAG) and we have a long established relationship with Redlands Unified School District/Redlands Adult School, and partner with them in the facilitation of our High School Diploma. The local area colleges and universities are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), thus most credits earned are transferable to other schools and universities in the country. We offer:
· Academic assessment, college and/or vocational program placement testing and career testing
· Career development/Vocational Schools & Regional Occupational Programs*
· College Classes* (local community colleges, private colleges and on-line classes available)
· Comprehensive educational assessments plus one-on-one tutoring and study skills program · Credentialed Instructors
· Learning Difference/Disabilities – IEPs; assessments; tutoring; assistance
· On site Education Center with low staff to participant ratio
· Year-round, Nationally Accredited Private High School curriculum / High School Diploma
Benchmark Young Adult School® - High School
Benchmark Transitions® is one of the only young adult programs to offer an integrated, on-site high school component, Benchmark Young Adult School®. We have a long-standing educational alliance with Redlands Adult High School (RAS). The flexible curriculum allows students to obtain their high school diploma concurrently within the structure of Benchmark’s emotional growth and independent living curriculum. We also offer our own Benchmark Young Adult School® curriculum, which is fully accredited by the National Private Schools Association Group (NPSAG) to facilitate a private school diploma, as necessary. Our high school curriculum is available throughout the year and there is no additional charge for high school at Benchmark Transitions®. Benchmark’s on-site Education Department hosts a resource center, monitored internet access, a comprehensive tutoring and study skills program, assistance with college placement and testing, curriculum guidance and career testing.
Benchmark Young Adult School® - College
Many participants attend both high school and college courses simultaneously. Participants can register for classes at two local area community colleges, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) or Crafton Hills College (CHC) and at University of California, Riverside as well as University of CA, San Bernardino, via their amazing selection of extension courses. College participants can register for classes offered within a full spectrum of instructional programs, such as:
In addition, some of the local schools offer elective and/or certificate choices such as: · Astronomy · Automotive · Crime Scene Investigation · Culinary Arts · Drug and Alcohol Counseling · Child Development · Emergency Medical Technician · Oceanography · Paramedic/Fire Technician · A+/Cisco Networking Certification · Radio · Television · Film · Speech · SBVC has a public access radio and television station where participants learn and work on-site.
Benchmark has established relationships with local schools and business. Many programs are available and we will work with our participants to help them obtain internship hours for their field of study.
Vocational & Technical Trades Careers
Benchmark participants are in the community getting hands-on training and paid jobs in programs such as massage therapy, wind-turbine mechanics, automotive mechanics and many others. Our clients have participated in vocational training options such as: · Career Transition Program · Computer Technician · Medical Billing Clerk · Veterinary Assistant · Solar PV Installer · Home Health Aide · Nurse Assistant · Pharmacy Technician · Health Information Technician · Microsoft Office · Fire Science
Work Skills & Creative Arts at Benchmark
Hands-on projects in our exclusive wood shop classes are designed to instill core values such as work ethic, project & time management, task completion and pride of workmanship. Benchmark’s Creative Arts curriculum provides participants with hands-on creativity utilizing creative arts as an emotional growth opportunity. Students learn the basics of paper stamping, stained glass, mosaic tiling and pottery. Contact us if you’d like more information on our Education or Vocational Options.