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The Learning Prep School Transition Program, in accordance with the Massachusetts State Curriculum, emphasizes a gradual release of responsibility leading to a student’s greater independence.

Services & Events

  • Informative classroom-based guidance workshops
  • 1:1 Transition Planning sessions
  • Organized visits from college representatives
  • Provide information on scholarship opportunities
  • Career Education Classes to focus on job exploration, career readiness and resume/cover letter writing
  • Consumer Skill Classes to focus on being an informed consumer and how to access local/federal resources
  • Post HS Planning Night: A presentation and fair from various colleges, employers, and adult agencies to prepare and plan students for life after LPS
  • Post HS Planning Fair: Event for families to learn more about colleges, transition & trade programs
  • Financial Literacy Fair: Students create a fictional life based on career interest and practice learning money management
  • Alumni Day: Former LPS students return to discuss college life, independence, and self-advocacy

Transition Timeline

Freshman & Sophomore Year:

Students explore careers by researching career fields and specific occupations. Students self-reflect on their level of independence and personal interests in their Consumer Skills classes as well as discuss resources available in the community and ways that they can become more responsible and independent both at school and in their personal life.

Junior Year:

Students begin Career Education classes where they continue to research and explore a variety of career fields and occupations that are more specific to their interests and career goals. Students research various working environments as well as the education and training required for those fields. Students begin to meet 1:1 with their Transition Counselor to discuss personal educational and career goals, discuss academically appropriate programs, and assist students in determining what program may be a good match.

Senior Year:

Students narrow their focus on career, education, and community involvement. They also gain valuable work experience in the Work Study Program. Students and their families continue to work with the Transition Counselor to research appropriate programs and complete application packets. In addition, graduates who are not applying for college are assisted with placements in the workplace, as well as career opportunities. Each year, there are seniors who chose to remain at LPS for our Senior Year II, a program designed to focus on life skills, functional math and literacy, work study and transition planning.

Work Study

Prior to commencement, high school seniors participate in the  Work Study 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.                                                               

Transition 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. 


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LPS graduates have been accepted to:

Anna Maria College

Beacon College

Bridgewater State University

Bryant University

Colby-Sawyer College

Curry College

Dean College

Eastern Connecticut State University

Franklin Pierce University

Johnson and Wales University

Keene State University

Landmark College

Lasell College

Lesley University

Lynn University

Manhattanville College

Mass Bay Community College

Massasoit Community College

Middlesex Community College

Mitchell College

Mt. Ida College

New England College

Newbury College

North Shore Community College

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Westfield State University

Learning Prep School provides an individualized language-based program to students with complex learning profiles, including dyslexia, expressive/receptive language issues, autism spectrum disorder, and social communication disorder.

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