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  • 19 Mar 2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    As you may have heard, the state has sent out new tentative dates for MCAS testing this spring. Testing is in-person only at this time and will follow our current COVID safety model. We will be in touch with those remote families, individually, to discuss testing. Students are preparing for the tests in their respective classes. We have identified the following tentative dates for this year’s testing and will be sending out communication if there are any changes.

    Grade 5 – only 1 session per test this year (computer vs. paper based testing is determined through the IEP)

    • ELA, May 17th
    • Math, May 19th
    • Science, May 27th

    Grades 6, 7 & 8 - testing TBD

    Grade 9 Biology (legacy test all paper based)

    • June 8 & 9

    Grade 10 and 11 ELA (we are choosing to give the next-generation test) (computer vs. paper based testing is determined through the IEP)

    • 11th grade, May 3 & 4
    • 10th grade, May 5 & 7

    Grade 10 Math (Next-generation test) and Grade 11 Math (legacy test)

    • 11th grade, May 10 & 11
    • 10th grade, May 12 & 14
  • 19 Mar 2021 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    July 12th – July 30th, 2021

    Middle School (Entering grades 5-8)

    High School (Entering grades 9-12)

    Learning Prep School Summer Program (Extended Year Program referred to as EYP) is a 3-week program beginning Monday, July 12th and ending Friday, July 30th. The program will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The EYP is designed to maintain progress and prevent substantial regression through structured educational and social experiences. We are planning an in person program in the same set up as we have currently with the cohort model.  This model and the COVID environment will certainly be monitored as we get closer to July, in the off chance that we can be a bit more “normal” by then.  Families have the option for their child to participate remotely, if they choose, similar to our current school plan.  Any student participating in the program would keep their Chromebook and return it at the end of the 3 weeks.

    We are implementing an in person summer program with an option for students to be fully remote, this year. 

    Remote students will be grouped together, separate from the in person students.

    In person students will be separated into a Middle school cohort and one or two High school cohorts.  The academic staff will remain within these cohorts, however the Speech, OT and elective staff will teach all students and go between the cohorts. 

    We will continue to follow the state COVID safety protocols as outlined below in the COVID related health policy below and will include:

    ●      mandatory mask wearing, with the exception of 2 mask breaks during break and lunch times

    ●      frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing stations will be utilized

    ●      disinfectant spray will be used in the classroom and during PE activities

    ●      6 feet physical distancing will be implemented in each classroom where possible with no less than 3 feet if needed

    ●      students will not be allowed to share materials

    ●      regular cleaning schedule by the maintenance staff

    Parent choice:

    Parents will be able to choose the remote or in person program.  This choice will need to be made before the program begins and will remain for the entirety of the program.  

    Middle School

    Program components consist of academic classes, social skills groups, art/computers, organizational support, social activities and structured virtual field trips. The academic areas will include reading, math, writing, and social communication. 

    High School:

    Program components consist of functional academic classes, social and transitional/independent living skills development as well as virtual field trips.  The functional academic areas will include reading, math, and writing.  All students entering 12th grade will be participating in an on campus work experience, 2 days per week, in our food service kitchen or other opportunities.

    Enrollment Information:

    The Summer Program (EYP) is not approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  A school district seeking placement in the LPS Summer Program may submit the Notification of Intent to Seek Approval for Individual Student Program (form 28M/3) to DESE.  Parents may choose to enroll independently. 

    The tuition for Summer Program (EYP) is $3,300.  The EYP is open to any student who is enrolled at Learning Prep School.   Registration is now open and easy!  Just click on this link https://www.familyid.com/programs/learning-prep-school-summer-program-2021.  The registration deadline is June 7th.  Please contact Gretchen Petersen at gpetersen@learningprep.org with any questions. 


  • 12 Mar 2021 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Check out this week's Family Newsletter!

  • 08 Mar 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous

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  • 02 Mar 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Britt who is joining our history department as a Middle School Social Studies teacher!

    Bobby graduated from Fitchburg State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education and was awarded Outstanding Senior in the Field of History/Secondary Education upon completion of his student teacher program. Since then he's tutored and taught history and ELA in both public school and special education/residential education programs, most recently at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) in Tewksbury, MA for the past 3 years.

    Welcome to LPS, Bobby!

  • 01 Mar 2021 8:22 AM | Anonymous


    Luis Gaitan

    Computer Instructor

    Sam Houston University, BA Study Art

    In this Staff Spotlight we are excited to feature Luis Gaitan, our new Computer Teacher. Luis grew up in El Salvador and developed a love for hiking, where they have 27 volcanoes! Luis earned his BA in sculpture at Sam Houston University in Texas and later did 3-D design, virtual reality design, and animation for several Texas oil companies. Since he was a child, he always loved video games, and his favorite game was Mario Brothers. He learned to create his own video games and has found successful outcomes teaching students through video games, and he often wears his signature Mario Brothers Hat to connect with his students. We are thrilled to have Luis as a member of the Learning Prep School Team!


  • 26 Feb 2021 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the latest Newsletter!

  • 26 Feb 2021 8:20 AM | Anonymous

    The LPS Annual Spring Plant Sale is on! Here's how to purchase your plants:

    1) Check out the 2021 Spring Plant Sale Catalogue.

    2) Fill out the order form located in the catalogue.

    3) Send it back to school with a check for payment: The deadline is MONDAY, MARCH 8TH.

    4) Your student will be sent home with your order during the first week of May.

    Please email Bella at ichiaravallotti@learningprep.org with any questions!


  • 26 Feb 2021 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    ADHD In Depth - From Identification to Management

    By: Dr. David Stein, Pediatric Psychologist & Director at New England Neurodevelopment, LLC

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM; Event via Zoom

    Open to LPS community and general public, this talk will provide an in-depth review of the basics of ADHD—what is it, why does it occur, and how do we identify it? In addition, the talk will provide an in-depth review of evidence-based interventions across medical, home, and school settings.

    RSVP information to come!

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