The Transition to Independence Program (TIP) is geared toward students who are not college bound, but can have a job and live independently, given the right tools.
TIP is unique because it is equal parts in the classroom and off campus work experience.
Students take classes such as Math for Consumers, Daily Living Skills, and Vocational Skills. Within these classes students learn how to create and manage a budget, use a checking account, find an apartment, and complete a job application and resume.
Students have many opportunities to put the skills they learn in the classroom to work out in the community.
The TIP students currently operate the Elam Jewett Café. They have volunteered in a local park and do work for Habitat for Humanity.