Community Partnerships through Work-Based Learning

The development of employability skills is a critical component of transition services. Studies show that work training experience, while participating in school related services, is a strong indicator of employment after exiting public education. D303's Work-Based Learning program fosters skill acquisition according to the

needs of the individual by fading job coach support as students demonstrate task independence. Students in Work-Based Learning are placed at job sites based on decisions made by the IEP team after considering the individual’s level of skill, independence, interests, and transition outcome. 

The Daily Bean

The Daily Bean is a transition student operated cafe located on the mezzanine level of the St. Charles Public Library. The cafe is open to the public 9 AM-12 PM Monday-Friday when school is in session.

Academic School Calendar

Community Business Partners/Work Training Sites

Alliances include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Brighton Gardens Sunrise Senior Living
  • St. Charles Park District
  • Culver's
  • Aramark
  • Get Fast
  • Spotted Fox
  • Goddard School
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Norton Creek Elementary
  • Fox Valley Ice Arena
  • Fox Valley Fitness Center
  • St. Charles Public Library- The Daily Bean Cafe
  • St. Charles Veterinary Clinic 
  • Pheasant Run Resort
  • Ace hardware
  • Taylor Street Pizza
  • Christ Community Church The HUB
  • St. Charles Target - Florist
  • Fresh Markey - Florist