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
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.
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.
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.
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
Bridgewater State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Franklin Pierce University
Johnson and Wales University
Keene State University
Mass Bay Community College
Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mt. Ida College
New England College
North Shore Community College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Westfield State University