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    Work Experience Life Skills (WELS) South serves students aged 18-21 who have cognitive disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and physical or other health impairment disabilties. student-focused, compassionate, and innovative learning opportunities focus on the development of vocational skills, independent living skills, and lifelong recreation and leisure skills.

    Our approach
    Well-rounded transition programming means that students:

    • Access the community for vocational opportunities and life skills development
    • Participate in daily structured recreation and leisure activities
    • Access balanced literacy, math and general knowledge instruction
    • Enjoy a calm learning environment with tools for effective communication, social-emotional skills and self-regulation
    • Bring their interests and personality to drive instructional and vocational opportunities
    • Are treated with respect, dignity and compassion by teachers and staff

    Additional services and benefits

    • Low staff-student ratio
    • Career and post-secondary preparation
    • Full-size gym and cardio room
    • Individual and small-group instruction
    • Flexible learning spaces and sensory rooms
    • Social workers
    • Mental health support
    • Nursing
  • Contact us

    Location
    Quora Education Center
    70 West County Road B2
    Little Canada, MN 55117
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    Main Phone: 651-415-5640

    Fax: 651-415-5647

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    School leaders

    Sandy Strand
    Principal

    sstrand@916schools.org
    651-415-5490

    Jillian Campbell
    Assistant Principal
    jcampbel@916schools.org
    651-415-5331


    Enrollment

    The referring district is responsible for completing the referral packet. Parents/Guardians, please work with your district in this process.

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