High School Programs
"My daughter has excelled so much since she came to LABBB. The staff has been great and are always accessible. She especially loves the cooking and swimming programs and has become quite independent. I've enjoyed her attending the women's group since she has learned so much. She also enjoys the many extracurricular activities, i.e. shopping trips, after-school programs, dances, etc."
- Cheryl P.
James Kelly - Program Director
LABBB Collaborative
Lexington High School
251 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Tel: 781-861-2400
Fax: 781-861-1351
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Burlington High School (Grades 9 - 12+)

Lexington High School (Grades 9-12)
 

Population: Students with mild to moderate cognitive challenges, social, emotional, and neurological impairments.

Students are presented with specially designed instruction that focuses on the provision of small group academic instruction. Students focus on making effective and responsible choices in all environments. The teachers use specialized instructional methods and critical pedagogy to address the specific learning needs of students. Within reading, writing and math programs, graphic organizers and writing templates are used to address the organizational needs of students. Classes focus on Common Core State Standards material and blending functional, applied academics into natural environments. Most students participate in the standardized 10th MCAS with accommodations. As students progress through high school they will have increased opportunities for community-based work experiences.

Lexington High School (Grades 9-12+)

Bedford High School (Grades 9-12+)

Population: Students with moderate cognitive challenges, social, and neurological impairments.

Specially designed instruction is created to address the individual academic, social, emotional, and behavior needs. The teachers use specialized instructional methods and critical pedagogy to address the specific learning needs of students, reading and writing programs, graphic organizers and writing templates are used to address the needs of executive functioning and organizational deficits. Students are taught math concepts from the 10th grade core curriculum in conjunction with functional math skills in the classroom and community environments. In 10th grade either partake in standardized MCAS with accommodations, or participate in the MCAS Alternative Assessment Portfolio.

Belmont High school (Grades 12+)

Population: Students with mild to moderate cognitive, social and emotional challenges.

Students are presented with specially designed instruction that focuses on the provision of small group academic instruction. The teachers use specialized instructional methods and critical pedagogy to address the specific learning needs of students, rule-based reading and writing programs, graphic organizers and writing templates are used to address the needs of executive functioning and organizational deficits. Some students may require support of Individual Behavior Support Plans and consultation from the BCBA. Some students are able to take the standardized MCAS with accommodations. Students are able to participate in the Best Buddies Program, community recreational and educational events, and school based work opportunities.

Minuteman High School (Grades 9-12+)

Population: Students with mild cognitive, social and emotional challenges

Students alternate weekly between the classroom and shop environments, while focus on making effective and responsible choices. During the classroom week, students are presented with specially designed instruction that focuses on the provision of small group academics. The teachers use specialized instructional methods and critical pedagogy to address the specific learning needs of students. Within reading, writing and math programs, graphic organizers and writing templates are used to address the needs of executive functioning and organizational needs. Students typically participate in the standardized 10th grade MCAS with accommodations. During the shop week, students are supported by a LABBB teaching assistant in a typical shop rotation.

Arlington High School (Grades 9-12+)

Ages: 18-22

Population: Students with mild to moderate cognitive challenges, social, emotional, and neurological impairments.

Specially designed instruction is provided to address the individual academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. The curriculum focuses on functional academics and is based upon the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). The curriculum is highly individualized, delivered in small groups, with social skills woven into the curriculum. The focus is on generalizing all acquired skills into social settings, the community including vocational training environments.

Lexington High School (Grades: 12+)

Population: Students with global delays, neurological impairments, and/or significant medical challenges.

This program is created for students who require intensive specialized instruction, with highly individualized therapeutic support, i.e., Nurse, Behaviorist, Physical Therapist, etc. The classroom teacher and specialists incorporate communication, motor, vision, hearing, cognition and mobility throughout all classroom activities. Specialized accommodations such as PECS, Communication Devices and Assistive Technology devices are used. The classroom presents an integrated model where services are provided in the context of a natural learning environment. In 10th grade, the students typically participate in the MCAS Alternative Assessment Portfolio. As the students approach 16, they are often exposed to the LABBB Vocational Training Center and other vocational opportunities.