WHY SAN DIEGO?
An Active Lifestyle
Parks Wildlife Reserves
STUDENTS WILL BE LIVING IN THE BEAUTIFUL VORA MISSION VALLEY APARTMENTS
One and Two Bedroom Units
A Safe Gated Community with Many Amenities
Education center, movie room, club house and coffee shop
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
The appealing aspect to the location of Vora Mission Valley Apartments is the central location to mostly everything in San Diego. The beautiful beaches are about 15-20 minutes away, there is a golf course in the backyard of the apartments and many other executive courses throughout San Diego including world famous Torrey Pines located in beautiful La Jolla. As mentioned above, the grocery store, CVS and strip malls are a 5 minute walk away or free transportation with the shuttle.
A true hybrid GAP year experience assessing your passions and potential professional futures! We use personalized career and education counseling to get you out and exploring these different possibilities.
Part time and full time work is available starting as close a 5 minute walk from Vora Mission Valley Apartments ranging from restaurants, retail, grocery stores, salons, banking, pet care, landscaping, auto mechanics.
There are two beautiful outdoor malls (Mission Valley and Fashion Valley) just down the road as well with shopping, eating and movie theaters.
Vocational education training:
- ICOHS vocational training college
- Pima medical institute
- California institute of arts and technology
- UTI mechanical school
- Contractors school
- Firefighter academy
- CRAS music production
Your time spent at Atlas Life in San Diego can be a great opportunity to take some classes and discover academic success, building up towards the goal of enrolling full time in a four year college.
A few Possibilities....
Traditional high school and college preservation and support
Career-Focused Education Hybrid of traditional college classes and apprenticeships
GAP)Academic deferment for personal growth
Conscience Engineering Courses.
EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF SAN DIEGO
Hiking in Mission Trails regional park can be found just 2.5 miles away and encompasses more than 8,000 acres of both natural and developed recreational areas. It’s rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.
Downtown San Diego is a short 15 minute drive or 35 minute trolley ride. Downtown is the city’s culture hub where you can enjoy the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with a lively dining scene, and Little Italy, lined with trattorias. Performing arts venues include the grand Civic Theatre for opera and bands. On the bay front, there are tall ships at the maritime museum and vintage planes on the USS Midway, plus shops at Seaport Village, waterfront park and the San Diego Padres at stunning Petco Park. The Museum of Contemporary Arts has 20th-century works.
Find yourself in the beautiful Laguna Mountains after just a 45 minute drive from Vora Mission Valley Apartments . Surround yourself in the Jeffrey Pines, Pinyons, and Ponderosas as you hike through endless trails to large open grassy meadows all within the Cleveland National Forest. Mount Laguna offers mountain biking, trail running, overnight tent camping and breathtaking views all the way from Downtown San Diego to Anza Borrego Desert. Sitting at about 6,000 feet elevation at the summit, you can even enjoy sledding in the winter months.
With Mexico only being a 25 minute drive away, it is a great opportunity for cultural immersion. Get the chance to learn a new language, share food with a local, buy hand made jewelry and gifts from the shops. This trip can be done in just a few hours.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, swimming, snorkeling/diving, scuba diving, rock climbing indoor and outdoor, beach/community clean ups, hiking, fishing (salt and fresh water) just to name a few!
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL PROGRAM
The Atlas Life emotional support dog program is a form of experiential education/therapy designed to not only provide our students with the unconditional love and companionship of a support animal but also teach our young adults to be nurturing toward others, to be the caregiver, teacher, to improve self-discipline, emotional regulation and executive functioning in the process.
The Program Includes:
Basic care for an existing emotional support animal
Emotional support training
The selection of a breed from the very beginning
Resume Building Program
Utilize this time to broaden your horizons and gain resume building experiences and certifications! With our certified life coaches, you will receive one on one support in exploring a variety of different templates focusing on your interests and experiences