The team members of Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School provide a specialized education for high school students with cognitive, developmental and multiple disabilities. Vaughn's mission is to teach its students individualized, functional academics, emphasizing occupational development and independence. A focus on social and emotional growth is a key part of Vaughn's philosophy. Vaughn is one of a few schools recognized for its excellence in providing integrated programs that include students with non-disabled peers from other schools. Students are also integrated through strong community and business partnerships. Vaughn students are expected to stay a minimum of five years to complete the program. Many of Vaughn's students take advantage of additional services for speech/language, visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and individual/group counseling.