Youth Life Skills - Pathway to YLS

The T.A.B.E. (Test of Adult Basic Education) is required of all students taking more than one course and summer school students. The first T.A.B.E. will be given on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 8 A.M. and Thursday, August 4, 2022 @ 12 Noon. Tentatively, thereafter, the T.A.B.E. will be given every other Wednesday starting August 17, 2022 – pending holidays and weather closings.

Schedule Academic Skills Assessment:

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 8 A.M. and Thursday, August 4, 2022 @ 12 Noon. Tentatively, thereafter, the T.A.B.E. will be given every other Wednesday starting August 17, 2022 – pending holidays and weather closings. (Assessment schedule is subject to change.) Students planning to take the assessment should pre-register through his or her school counselor or by calling Youth Life Skills. Students taking the assessment should report to Youth Life Skills, 1200 South Barr Street, lower level Rm.14A by the specified time. The assessment will take approximately three hours to complete. The completed T.A.B.E. will assist students, parents, and staff in assessing the student’s academic status. Students are required to score a minimum of 7.0 to gain regular acceptance into the program.

Pass/Fail:

Students are required to score 7.0 or above on the T.A.B.E. Students scoring 7.0 or higher will be considered a tentative contender for Youth Life Skills or be placed on a waiting list pending availability – if slots are filled.

Students who fail to attain a 7.0 will be given the opportunity to retest – when window opens or s/he will be referred to another educational program for remediation in hope of increasing academic level by student’s referring school.

Acceptance into Youth Life Skills:

Whenever feasible, students accepted into Youth Life Skills (YLS) will be encouraged to pursue one of FWCS recognized high school diploma (General, C-40, C-40 with Technical or C-40 with honors). The crucial conversations about alternative pathways to obtaining the student’s education rest with the home school and the student’s family. The deciding factor (s) will depend on the student’s age, pathway status, and the number of credits the student has accumulated while enrolled in a comprehensive high school.

Students who plan to enroll in courses at Youth Life Skills will be required to bring a copy of his or her most recent high school transcript, a current referral form (signed and filled out by an administrator of the home school) and a copy of his/her most recent GQE scores. The aforementioned documents can be secured from the guidance department at the student’s home school. Inappropriate documents and or missing documents will result in delayed enrollment.

For additional information, please call our office @ (260) 467-6370.