Co-Operative Education & Field Placement
The Academy clients work collaboratively with “able” peers who are Co-op students from local high schools and colleges. An academic placement at St. Jude’s provides students with valuable practical field experience for individuals who intend to continue to study and work in the social service field. It also provides an opportunity for artistically inclined youth to incorporate their skills in a work setting.
St. Jude’s participates in Co-operative education for students with physical and/or developmental challenges who are in their final year of high school. They are also prospective candidates for the day program upon graduation from high school. This fosters the development of independence, communication skills, social skills, problem-solving and time management skills, and an extension of classroom learning. The day program can better prepare a student for post-secondary education.