Cyd Lash Academy provides students with rich opportunities to learn vocational skills and apply them in a work setting. Students are placed in settings based on their academic, vocational, and social/emotional functioning. Students can also earn credits towards graduation by participating in these activities. Some students are ready for an off-campus placement at a participating business in the community. Students at these off-campus placements continue to learn and practice both the specific skills of the job, and other "soft" skills that any job requires, including taking direction from supervisors, resolving problems, self-advocacy, and complying with workplace rules and regulations. Job Coaches are present at each work location, and they work collaboratively with SEDOL's Vocational Facilitators and teams to meet the needs of Cyd Lash students. In addition, the Vocational Facilitator assists students as they apply for jobs, writing resumes, applying for college, helping them find scholarship opportunities, and connecting them with outside agencies that provide job placement and training services when they graduate from high school.