Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.  Please see Application Documents to the left.  All applications are due by February 24, 2023.

Project SEARCH is a one year, High School Transition Program for students with disabilities who are 18-21 and have deferred or are deferring receipt of their standard diploma and meet eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation's Supported Employment Program. This one-year program prepares these students for competitive employment in the community by immersing them in an all-day work setting.  It is the expectation that students will exit the K-12 public school system upon completion of Project SEARCH in order to obtain competitive paid employment. 

Each Project SEARCH candidate will apply to the program and is selected through an interview process by a panel of committee members. Selection of new interns is made in the Spring of the prior school year.  For entrance criteria, refer to the Project SEARCH Entrance Criteria to the left. 

The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in a large business.  Each day, student interns report to the host business, learn employability skills while participating in three internships/experiences during the year.  Students participate in class to define their career goal and plan necessary steps to achieve that goal. 

Project Search School Day

8:00-9:00am: Classroom: Employability Skills

9:00am-11:30am:  Worksites

11:30am - Lunch

12:00pm – Worksites

2:00pm Classroom: Debrief, Journal, Communication