At PosAbilities Academy, we understand that individuals learn differently. That's why each
semester we work with students and families to determine which classes, schedules,
and related services will help the student reach his or her goals.
When we create each student's Individualized Plan, we address both academic goals
AND explore the vocational path the student has chosen. PosAbilities Academy uses
the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as a cornerstone of our educational
approach to implementing these Individualized Plans.
Additionally, each student will be provided with specialized services to support his or her goals. PosAbilities Academy partners with professionals in the community in order to provide
parents with the choice of receiving additional services a-la carte from one of our partners,
or requesting to use your own provider. Our goal is to create a holistic approach through the coordination and inclusion of parents and professionals in the students' Individualized Plan.
We believe this strategy will provide the greatest benefit to every student.
WHAT SETS POSABILITIES ACADEMY APART:
● Our program focuses on providing a multi-layer approach to learning. We incorporate
academics, vocational training and ABA-based instruction in order to meet the needs
of students with diverse requirements.
● Our academic curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of each student’s individual ability.
● The Vocational program focuses on developing the student’s work readiness
and necessary career skills, and includes internship opportunities.
● Our goal is for 100% of graduates to go into a post-secondary program
or have a job upon graduation.
● PosAbilities Academy is a 4-6 year step program which prepares high school students
ages 14-22 for independent living, a job or post-secondary education. The length of the
program will depend on the individualized education plan of each student.
At PosAbilities Academy, we believe all children are capable of making progress when provided with an appropriate and individualized education plan.
After admission, a comprehensive assessment is completed to help our instructors understand each student’s strengths and areas needing improvement. We will work with the student and family to determine the most appropriate educational track based on this assessment.
Students work in small groups (1:3 or 1:4)
and use Evidence-Based Direct Instruction Curriculums to meet their academic goals.
PosAbilities Academy prepares students for employment by establishing foundational skills for work readiness. At least half of each day is spent focusing on communication, problem solving, work ethic, and collaboration.
In addition, the Vocational Skills program includes career exploration so students can select an occupation and develop the skills needed to obtain a job in that profession. PosAbilities Academy partners with community businesses in a variety of fields so students can have internship opportunities and the chance to gain hands-on experience.
At PosAbilities Academy, we use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to guide our educational approach. Data is collected
daily on progress towards IEP goals, and changes in teaching procedures are made based on the student’s progress.
Our staff includes Registered Behavior Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts who are assigned to each student and oversee all students’ goals. PosAbilities Academy staff is certified through the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board) and abides by all its ethical standards.