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Part-Time and Full-Time Program Descriptions

South Valley School's primary focus is to instruct and assist students to achieve individual success. Below are descriptions and requirements of our two programs - full-time and part-time.


Program requirements for prospective students:

  • Reside in the Jordan School District boundary
  • Must qualify for special education services
  • Have not yet received a High School Diploma
  • Between the ages of 18-21, after completion of their senior year in High School

Full-Time Students can expect to receive services in the following areas:

Functional Academics

Students typically spend a portion of their day in a classroom setting. Here they spend their time working on skills such as:

  • Money management
  • Cooking, shopping and meal planning
  • Basic computer skills
  • Recognizing safety and danger signs
  • Schedule planning
  • Applications, resumes and interviewing skills
  • Character education
  • Decision making
  • Identifying support resources
Vocational Preparation

Job training and sampling help determine student vocational interests. Students job train in the local community with job coaches assigned to provide instruction and assistance. Whether volunteering, training or in paid employment, students receive as much support as necessary.

Community Access/Service

Learning how to access the community and its resources is an important part of independence. On a weekly basis students participate in a variety of community activities such as: shopping, food purchases, learning to access their own local communities, UTA bus and Trax training, exercise at recreation centers, visiting libraries and other local points of interest.

Recreation and Leisure

Using non-work time to participate in constructive activities provides opportunities for students to expand personal interests and skills, make friends and have fun. South Valley School offers elective classes in exercise, art, languages, environmental awareness, dancing, cooking and many others. Extra curricular activities include: Special Olympics, after school dances, talent assemblies, LDS Institute released time, community service, karaoke assemblies, fund raisers and service projects to name a few.


To enroll a student who currently resides in the Jordan School District boundaries and meets the criteria to attend, please call our main office at 801-565-7592.

If you have questions about enrolling a student in our full-time program who meets the criteria necessary and does not currently attend a school in the Jordan School District, but lives in the Jordan School District boundaries, please call the District Placement Office at 801-567-8355.


Program requirements for prospective students:

  • Receiving Special Education Services
  • Currently attend a Jordan School District school
  • Are in 9-12 grade

For 90 minutes daily, students receive vocational instruction by certified teachers.  If you have questions about enrolling a student in our part-time program who meets the criteria necessary please call South Valley School at 801-565-7592.

Wood Shop

South Valley's wood shop is a fully equipped facility where custom wood products are produced by students enrolled in the part-time program. South Valley's exceptional safety record sets the standard for students being trained to operate the various wood working machines. The students also learn basic math and measuring skills, while working individually and as part of a team.  Furniture and other products are produced primarily for Jordan District schools such as bookcases and desks.  Other products, like children's furniture, are made and are available to purchase.  See our Wood Shop page for a full list of products available and how to order.