Name: Ms.Alers Subjects: Adult Survival Skills / Job Prep Skills / Health Skills / U.S. / AZ History Skills Degree(s): Under        
    Ms. Alers
    Subject(s): Adult Survival Skills / Job Prep Skills/ Health Skills/ U.S. / AZ History Skills
    Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts - Journalism an Mass Communication with an emphasis in History
    Email: alers@phoenixunion.org 

    Dear Students and Families,

                Welcome to the Practical Program! I am excited to have the opportunity to get to know you and begin a new learning adventure together!  In this class we will focus on four curriculum areas this school year. They include,

    Job Prep- This course designed to prepare students to participate in diverse work settings. Communication skills necessary for interviews and speaking with the public are practiced. Mature decision making and problem solving skills are stressed. Students develop a positive work ethic through positive classroom routines, independently and in collaboration with others. 

    Adult Survival 1/2- This course is designed to help students maximize their post-secondary independence. Students will engage in activities and instruction encompassing interpersonal skills, mature problem solving and functional academics. Students will begin to examine personal work ethics, realistic goal-setting and collaboration with peers.  

    Adult Survival 3/4  - This Course  is designed to help students maximize their post-secondary independence. Students will apply functional academics to activities such as completing common forms, following printed directions and understanding personal finance goals. Students will begin to explore options for independent living, travel, and recreation. 

    U.S./ AZ History Skills- This course focuses on the basic concepts of US and Arizona History as it pertains to everyday life and experiences. The students will learn how historical events impacted our evolution as a country, as well as current events.


                If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or if you would like to schedule a meeting time you can reach me at (602)764-5000 ex 45156 or by email alers@ohoenixunion.org from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Once again welcome to the South Mountain Practical Program, I look forward to working with you this year.