Education at The Vanguard School

  • Education at the Vanguard School
    The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and integrated clinical services with a unique focus on the individual child and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School is an innovator in offering an integrated academic, social and daily living skills approach within a supportive environment where the ultimate goal is for each student to become an independent, functional and contributing member of the community. 

    The Pre-K and Elementary School
    The Pre-K and Elementary School program offers students the opportunity to thrive in small classes of five to nine students; each classroom has a certified special education teacher and a classroom aide. Instruction is paced to accommodate students with language delays as well as motor planning and processing difficulties.
    The Middle School
    In The Vanguard Middle School, students' emotional and behavioral needs are a focus of instruction. Students are supported through numerous initiatives across the curriculum and enhancement programs.
    The High School
    In The Vanguard High School there is a continuing emphasis on the development of academic skills, social skills and student independence. Through community-based instruction, daily living skills, self-determination and interpersonal skills, students work toward a successful transition to work, post-secondary education and community life.

    The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC)
    The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC) offers post-secondary education support, career preparation, community-based vocational training, and social and daily living skills development to young adults. 
    This program is for students whose emotional, social or behavioral needs interfere with their ability to be successful in school. Students in this program are working at or slightly below grade level and have strong communication skills. The goal of the program is to improve the student’s self-regulation, social and academic skills while providing behavior supports to teach emotional control, model appropriate social behaviors and address challenging behaviors.

    Clinical Services at The Vanguard School
    Teams of therapists support students in the classroom, individually and in small groups as well as through consultative efforts. Related clinical services include speech-language, occupational and physical therapies, school psychology, school counseling, behavior support and nursing.
    Extended School Year Programs
    The Vanguard School, offers Extended School Year (ESY) programs for students 4–21 years of age.

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