Learning Center

THE LEARNING CENTER

The Learning Center at Melrose High School is generally for students in grades 9-12 and is designed to teach students the necessary academic and functional life skills that will prepare them to achieve success in the community. A major focus of the program is encouraging independence at all activities. The program emphasizes reading instruction and vocational training. The courses are a blend of traditional academics and functional life skills.

165 READING Level: Unleveled                                                1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                               Grade 9-12

Corrective reading is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach reading skills, including decoding strategies that promote and enhance independent reading.

941 PRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS Level: Unleveled              1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                  Grade 9-12

Expectations: Pre-Vocational Education (i.e., Job Skills) is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach students to develop their vocational skills so they can perform the responsibilities of paid employment. This course teaches skills such as completing job applications, searching for employment, developing positive worker skills, and problem solving. The class will also help students discover what fields of employment they may be most interested in and best suited for. Students apply skills they are learning to on-campus vocational assignments.

946 MATH Level: Unleveled                                                      1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                  Grade 9-12

Expectations: Life Skills Math is a self-contained special education class designed to meet the needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course focuses on math skills as they relate to everyday situations and includes concepts such as greater than/less than, money, time, and budgeting.

945 ENGLISH Level: Unleveled                                               1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                   Grade 9-12

Expectations: Life Skills English is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach students to develop reading and writing skills for independent living. The students will read literature, answer comprehension questions about the text, and study vocabulary. Students will develop writing skills that enable them to communicate in real life situations.

939 FUNCTIONAL LIFE SKILLS Level: Unleveled               1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                   Grade 9-12

Expectations: Functional Life Skills is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach students strategies that promote independence. This course teaches social skills, problem solving, community involvement, personal responsibility, cooking/food preparation, and transportation skills.

942 SCIENCE Level: Unleveled                                               1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                    Grade 9-12

Expectations: Transition Science is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach students to develop their functional science skills for independent living. The content of this course changes yearly. Topics commonly covered include human body systems, engineering, and plant life.

944 HISTORY Level: Unleveled                                             1 Credit
Prerequisites: Special Education Team Decision                                                                                                    Grade 9-12
Expectations: Transition History is a self-contained special education class that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student in compliance with his or her goals and IEP. This course will teach students local, national, and world history and basic geography.

NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS: An important piece of legislation affecting the public school system was passed August, 1971. This law, Chapter 622 of the General Laws of 1971, is intended to prohibit discrimination in the public schools and guarantees each student the right to equal educational opportunity, as amended in December of 1993.

“No child may be excluded from any school nor prohibited or discouraged from participating in any course, activity, or resource available in such schools on account of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.”

In selecting a course of study, each student should be aware that all courses have been made fully open and available to members of both sexes and all minority groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS: An important piece of legislation affecting the public school system was passed August, 1971. This law, Chapter 622 of the General Laws of 1971, is intended to prohibit discrimination in the public schools and guarantees each student the right to equal educational opportunity, as amended in December of 1993.

 

“No child may be excluded from any school nor prohibited or discouraged from participating in any course, activity, or resource available in such schools on account of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.”

 

In selecting a course of study, each student should be aware that all courses have been made fully open and available to members of both sexes and all minority groups.