Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)

woman crossing streetThe purpose of the Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) is to assist Juniors and Seniors in High School to develop the skills they will need to be as independent as possible and to successfully meet the challenge of an ever-changing world.

The overall goals of ILSP are to help students develop in the following areas:

  • Social and Emotional
  • School and Work
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Other areas of Daily Living Skills

Student Life Staff also meet regularly with each student in the ILSP program to ensure both personal and professional goals are being achieved.

All Juniors and Seniors are automatically in the ILSP program.

Student Life Behavior Counselors and Student Life Leads develop and implement the “Game of Life” for each student in the program. Student Life Behavior Counselors and Student Life Leads meet regularly with school staff in the High School Transition program to ensure generalization of skills and knowledge. The ILSP program partners with the classroom and experiential learning happening in the school setting. In this way, concepts and skills are taught in one environment, practiced and built upon in a second environment, and reinforced in both environments.

Topics are covered each month in a Life Skills area. The skills are practiced that month and students are encouraged to continue using those skills until the end of the year.

For more information about the Independent Living Skills Program, please contact:

  • Student Life Director at 406-771-6120 (voice) or 406-771-0001 (videophone)
  • Student Life Behavior Counselor for your child

  • Independent Living Skills Program Student and Staff Handbook (Coming Soon)