These classes are designed primarily for students with moderate to severe disabilities whose IEP teams have determined that they require specialized instruction for a majority of the school day and instruction using an alternative curriculum that focuses on life skills and is functional, chronologically age-appropriate, taught in community-based natural environments, and in integrated settings. This curriculum is based upon state-approved standards-based curriculum guides. The primary goal of these classes is to prepare students to function effectively in current and future home, school, community, and work environments. Students enrolled in these classes typically go on to participate in adult day programs through other agencies such as Alta Regional Center. A teacher with a credential authorizing instruction of students with moderate to severe disabilities and one instructional assistant are assigned to each class. Additional instructional assistants are provided as determined necessary to implement developed IEPs and maintain the safety of students and staff.