SEEM Prep Program

SEEM Prep is a public day school for 15-22 year-old students with intensive special needs. The school provides a functional academic curriculum, along with vocational training, to support development of the social, academic, and vocational skills students need to transition successfully into their communities as adults.

Program Features

  • Individualized academic and behavioral programs
  • Functional and experiential Curriculum based upon the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Vocational staff, counselors, and teachers work collaboratively to provide therapeutic and case management support to students and their families
  • Picture Exchange Communications System
  • Positive behavior support plans
  • Total communication approach
  • Augmentative and alternative communication systems, and assistive technologies, to support student access to learning
  • Integrated Related Service Approach to enhance student learning
  • Social skills groups that focus on life skills development
  • Counseling (individual and/or group)
  • Intramural and recreational sports
  • Monthly school socials and dances for students
  • Annual participation in the Special Olympics
  • A Community Work Program that provides opportunities for students to learn and practice job skills in real employment settings.
  • Accepts 45-day placements
  • School Year: 180 days from August-June,  6-week Extended Year Program from early July through mid-August


  • Adaptive Physical Education (individual and/or group)
  • Clinical/Mental Health
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy (individual and/or group)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBiS)
  • Speech and Language Therapy (individual and/or group)
  • Vocational Assessment

Appropriate referrals include students ages 15-22 who:

  • Are currently on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Present with moderate to significant levels of cognitive delay, communication, and/or social deficits
  • Require moderate to significant modifications to the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks to make effective academic progress
  • Present with interfering challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury)
  • Have been diagnosed with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Prader-Willi Syndrome, LandauKleffner, and other genetic disorders. Many students are affected by secondary diagnoses, including: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders (e.g., BiPolar, Depressive, Anxiety), and various medical needs.