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Low Incidence Program

The Low Incidence program at Jones College Prep focuses on providing our students with functional skills that will help them become independent adults.  To accomplish this goal we employ traditional classroom situations, inclusion with General education students, and community-based instruction.  Through these settings, we are able to provide our students with meaningful experiences that will help them transition into life after high school.

All students in our Low Incidence program receive instruction within a traditional self-contained classroom.  This time is used to work with students in facilitating the acquisition of academic and functional skills. Community-based instruction is a valuable and integral part of the educational process and allows the Special Education department to teach functional skills in their natural environment.  Jones College Prep has an ideal location for this type of instruction; we are within walking distance of all CTA el lines, multiple bus routes, stores, museums, and a large variety of other cultural and commercial attractions.

Additionally, the Special Education department has partnerships with a variety of organizations within the downtown area.  We have been able to work with such organizations as Gallery 37, the University Center, Marriott Bridges, the 47th Ward, and local elementary schools.  These partnerships allow our students to receive valuable occupational or recreational training in the local community.