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. Students are also responsible for 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.
RESOURCES:Transition Planning and Application Timeline