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The mission of WAI is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders including students, families, educators, employers and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to competitive integrated employment (CIE), lifelong learning, and quality of life.

Students with an active individual education plan (I.E.P.) attending the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Middle or High school programs are eligible to receive WA1 services. These services, however, are not mandated by the I.E.P. and should not be confused with transition services which are a required component. Eligible students may receive some, many or all school based components but not all eligible students will be placed in a paid work based experience.

The Array of Services comprise an effective transition system for Middle School(DOC) and High School(DOC) students. A WA1 student must be provided curriculum integration of work readiness skills, a career/vocational assessment, and a minimum of one Connecting Activity and one Work-Based Learning Service. The Array of Services link provides a basis for ensuring program consistency.

Jake Barkero,                                                Program Specialist                                                              425 E 18th Street,                                            Costa Mesa, CA 92527

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Carol Rodriguez

                         Estancia High School                                                      (949) 515-6532                                                  Costa Mesa High School                        (714) 424-8781

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Jennifer Sonke

                Newport Harbor High School                                            (949) 515-6348                                              Corona Del Mar High School               (949) 515-6098

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             Judith Quezada

                                                                           STEP                                                              Ensign Middle School                                                    (949) 515- 6884