City Academy developed a Peer Buddy Program which is described in the article, Inclusion and Peer Buddies: Making the Exception the Norm, on Utah Personnel Development Center’s Essential Educator.
City Academy also has a Service Learning program in place that requires each student to serve in an Internship as a graduation requirement. 10th through 12th grade students participate in internship placements of their choosing in non-profit or government organizations in the community. Students learn about the causes and issues of the organization within which they are serving. The student intern then helps the organization implement some of the interventions they have helped develop.
Students with disabilities are strategically placed in this program with organizations that meet their career interests. Many students have been able to fine tune their aspirations through this program.