Program History and Success

Due to consistent increases in enrollment, OPTIONS (Optimizing Potential Through Individualized, On-going, Nurtured Successes) staff and facilities have grown, as have the programs offered through OPTIONS. The number of businesses in Carbondale and the surrounding communities who partner with OPTIONS to provide internship experiences has grown to accommodate the wide variety of students’ vocational interests.

This growth is a reflection of the quality of services offered by OPTIONS, its dedicated staff, focused strategic planning, and the overall support of the Brehm community and OPTIONS alumni. OPTIONS’ commitment to their students, families, and community partners continues today.

OPTIONS alumni have found success in many walks of life. Alumni have completed associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees and certificates in specified fields. Many OPTIONS alumni are successfully employed. Some areas where you will find OPTIONS alumni are:

  • ASL Interpreters
  • Artists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Food service workers
  • Health care providers
  • Journalists
  • Motor sports associates
  • Office workers
  • Pet care providers and groomers
  • Photographers
  • Teachers
  • Trades workers
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