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Community Based Vocational Instruction Programs (CBVI) exist in every high school in St. Louis County. CBVI is intended to provide students with their first experience in the world of work. CBVI students are able to sample a variety of entry level jobs with a focus on learning general work behaviors and soft skills that can transfer to any “first” job experience. Students receive related instruction while on the high school campus that focuses on job skills, soft/interpersonal skills and independent living skills. Participation in CBVI is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decision.

The Vocational Skills Program (VSP) is for students who have completed four years of high school, but who require extended programming to develop the skills needed to move toward successful post-secondary goals related to employment. Participation in extended programming is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team decision. Students in VSP are fully immersed into the business setting and no longer attend a traditional school. VSP offers a continuum of experiences that continue to build the general work behaviors and soft skills needed for entry level employment in a “first” job experience. VSP collaborates with Vocational Rehabilitation and local community rehabilitation providers to transition students into adult employment supports as they approach graduation.



  • SMX
  • Host Marriott Food Services
*Denotes locations that serve both CBVI and VSP
  • The Sanctuary
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12110 Clayton Rd, Town & Country, MO 63131  /  314.989.8100  /  314.989.8552 – 711 (Missouri Relay)

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs.
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