Austin, TX 78752Map Phone: (512) 414-3614Fax: (512) 323-2646Principal: Tony Dishner
At Clifton Career Development School, students who receive special education services are embarking on their careers today by earning on-the-job training and professional certifications.
The school focuses on career and technical education, which is designed to ensure graduates are ready to enter the workforce and college, while living as independently as possible.
Clifton offers courses in agricultural mechanics (also known as welding), animal science, child care, culinary arts, health sciences, horticulture and hospitality. All students take industry-standard certification exams to ensure they are ready to embark on their careers.
While earning quality, hands-on experiences, students welcome the community to call upon their culinary and hospitality services for event catering and to sample their tasty treats at a popular all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The young entrepreneurs also invite community members to sample the fruits of their labor at seasonal honey and greenhouse sales.
Through Project SEARCH, graduates gain real-world skills and professional experience in the health care system.
The center designs curriculum and programs in collaboration with students to deepen and expand their educational and workforce opportunities. The Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities has recognized Clifton leaders and educators for their work twice, with a Chairman’s Commendation and a Distinguished Service Award.