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  • New Immunization Requirements for the 2017-18 School Year

    Beginning August 1, 2017, new regulations by the Pennsylvania Department of Health require families to provide proof of immunization on or before the first day of school or risk their child's exclusion. Click here to learn more

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  • Now Hiring For Summer!

    Positions are available for educators and professionals during our Extended School Year at The Vanguard School!

    Apply Today! 

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  • Summer L.I.F.E. Open House at Camp Kweebec

    Sunday, June 11
    2:30–4:00 pm


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Summer Programs

  • Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 4–24 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. Summer Matters programs vary in purpose, format and length and build on participants’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow. From the development of social and daily living skills to experiencing opportunities to have fun and make new friends, Summer Matters programs maximize each participant’s potential.  

    Summer L.I.F.E. offers an array of day and overnight camp options as well as summer and school-year travel excursions. Programs are designed for campers, 10–21+years of age, experiencing social challenges.

    Extended School Year (ESY) at The Vanguard School offers students, 4–17 years of age, a morning academic program with intensive small-group instruction and a low student-to-staff ratio. The morning program includes school counseling, behavior support and speech-language, occupational and physical therapies. Afternoons offer structured social and leisure activities.

    ESY Career Prep Academy is a part-time ESY program designed for high school students who may not have   specific academic goals or related service needs. The Academy combines small-group career preparation, financial literacy, customer service, peer interactions, career education and executive function skill building.

    The Vanguard Transition Center Summer Experience is an ESY program for young adults, 18–21 years of age. This unique program offers the transition-aged population their own ESY program with an emphasis on maintaining vocational and daily living skills. This program includes a week-long independent residency at a local university.

    The Vocational Immersion Program (VIP) equips young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and related social challenges, 18–24 years of age, with key social and employment-readiness skills through a four-week intensive program that includes classroom-based instruction, online learning, workplace internships with job coaches and a week-long supported living experience.