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Seamless Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)

NMUSD Adult Transition Program's five classrooms directed by highly qualified teachers provide a variety of instruction, community and volunteer work-based training experiences for our students 18-22 years old.  Student must complete 4 years of high school and receive a Certificate of Completion.  Eligibility for program is determined by IEP team. Each student's program is developed to meet their unique needs and desired student outcomes. Functional Academics Life Skills Program, Vocational Education Program, NMUSD at HOAG Hospital and STEP Flower Cart.

STEP Power Point

Vocational Education Program

  • Functional Academics
  • Life Skills Program
  • Travel /Mobility Training
  • Vocational Internships based on Student Interests
  • Workplace Technology

STEP at HOAG Hospital

  • Participation in Adult Transition Program
  • 20-22 years old ~ Client of DOR
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel independently

Functional Academics Life Skills Program

  • Functional Academics
  • Social Skills
  • Community Mobility
  • Vocational Preparation
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Community-Based Instruction
  • Pre-employment In-House Projects
  • Structured Recreational Activities
  • Fitness Center
  • Maintain Level of Academic Performance
  • Self‐Advocacy Skills
  • Develop Organizational Skills
  • Improve Life Skills‐Shopping, Budgeting, Decision Making
  • Community Safety
  • Travel Training
  • Pre‐VocaƟonal Skills
  • Job Specific Skills Training
  • Link with Adult Service Providers
  • Seamless Transition to Adult Agency Supported Employment or Independent Employment
Community Partners
  • Community Partners Armstrong Garden Centers
  • Assistance League of Newport‐Mesa
  • Baker Party Rentals
  • Campus Catering
  • Crown Cleaners
  • Environmental Nature Center
  • Gina’s Pizza
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Island Hotel Marriot Newport Beach Hotel and Spa
  • Marshalls
  • OC Motorcycles
  • Orange County Market Place
  • Project Hope Alliance
  • Petco
  • Roger’s Gardens
  • Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
  • Staples
  • Surfside Clothing
  • TJ Maxx
Contact Us

Harper                                          425 E. 18th Street.                  Costa Mesa, CA 92627        Phone: 949.515.6631

Kimberly Doyle                                Special Education Coordinator Phone. 949.515.6773

Jake Barkero                      Program Specialist                Phone. 949.515.6773   

Charlene Hommerding  Education specialist              Phone. 949.515.5346   

John Hudson                    Education Specialist              Phone 949.515.5344

Taylor McCormak            Education Specialist             Phone 949.515.6864

Penny Resos                    Education Specialist            Phone. 949.515.5345 

Yudi Wright                      Education Specialist            Phone.  949.515.5478