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      A non-public, non-profit special education school for children in grades K-12 with behavior challenges.  We serve students who reside in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.     
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High School Program


WorkAbility I (WA I) is a school-to-career high school transition program at OCA. The program works with ninth through twelfth grade students in order to help promote career awareness and exploration while completing their secondary education program. WA I also provides students with opportunities for job shadowing, paid and non-paid work experience, and ongoing support and guidance from vocational advisors. We also prepare our students for independent living and transitioning into adult life through core studies and social interactions with the community. Program services are customized to individual student needs, abilities and interests. They include, but are not limited to, the following services:


  • Core academic skills development
  • Career/vocational assessments
  • Creation of a personal portfolio (i.e., resume)
  • Self advocacy training
  • Vocational classes
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Independent living skills (i.e., community resources, domestic skills, money management, mobility training)
  • Workplace skills development (i.e., interpersonal skills, worksite expectations)
  • Career-awareness activities (i.e., guest speakers, industry tours)
  • Career-exploration Activities (i.e., job shadow)
  • Employment
  • Job search skills
  • Two year follow-up                                                              


Olive Crest Academy has a point system that targets pre-vocational readiness and helps students learn time management and organizational skills. Our Individualized Education Programs incorporate self-help skills and interpersonal skills, which outline peer and adult relationships.


OCA has a visionary purpose of preparing students to be confident adults in the ever-challenging future world of work and life. The preparation begins at the primary level of instruction and curriculum. Students are provided with real-life opportunities to practice applicable skills that will carry over to the world of work that are needed for solid job performance.