The Learning Prep School Work Study and Transition Guidance Program, in accordance with the Massachusetts State Curriculum, emphasizes a gradual release of responsibility leading to a student’s greater independence.
Prior to commencement, high school seniors participate in the Program. Aligned with the philosophy of Learning Prep School, the Program combines classroom and pre-vocational work experiences, enabling students to develop essential skills and behaviors to become successful employees. Students attend work on a bi-weekly schedule, and with the support of teachers and job coaches, are assisted in managing 25 hours of employment (either paid or volunteer) each work week, as well as take-home academic assignments.
The Program provides students with credit towards graduation, while fostering the responsibility and confidence needed to be successful.
Job coaches provide on-site support and training, while managing student progress and goals. Job coach support fluctuates in accordance with student need, which develops individual growth and confidence.
Guidance Counseling offers students 1:1 support of a guidance counselor, who assists with the process of planning for their future.
Career Education classes include topics of career exploration, self-advocacy, time management, interviewing skills, and workplace communication.
Consumer Skills classes include discussions and activities involving everyday household tasks, community resources, money management and consumer spending.