Academic Programs

  • Pasadena Unified School District offers two specialized programs as options for students:  

    • Adult Living Skills Center
    • Focus Point Academy


    Adult Living Skills Center


    PUSD Adult Living Skills Center believes that all individuals have the right to pursue productive lives as valued members of their community.
    The program's goal is to prepare young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for independent living and employment by providing individualized programs.

    Interagency Partnerships
    The PUSD Adult Living Skills Center works with Regional Centers, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Workability I Vocational Training Program, local educational institutions, and various public agencies, and service organizations to help PUSD students make the successful transition to adult life.

    Program Description
    Students entering the PUSD Adult Living Skills Center program will participate in 5 areas of instruction and coaching.

    • Community
    • Vocational
    • Recreation/Leisure
    • Domestic
    • Functional Academics

    Program Information

    • Adult students between 18 and 22 years old
    • Have completed a high school 4-year program
    • Have an active Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Resident served by PUSD 

    For more information about Workability, please call:

    • Marco Rodriguez at 626.396.5800 Ext 78107
    • Veronica Wallace at 626.396.5800 Ext 78041

    Located at:  The Former Wilson Middle School

    Focus Point Academy

    Focus Point offers a small, highly structured special educational program that incorporates daily supportive counseling and specially designed academic instruction for students diagnosed with emotional disturbances and specific learning disabilities in grades 9 – 12. 

    Located at:
    Pasadena High School 
    (626) 396-5950 
    School Website