School for Exceptional Studies Events

Image of display case used for Banking, including Perfect Attendance Wheel.

Welcome to the School for Exceptional Studies's Therapeutic Token Economy.  In life, we all are rewarded for our hard work and proper interaction with our community and its citizens, by earning a salary and being able to use the money we make to purchase items.  The SES Banking System exists to replicate this experience for our students, where they also earn a salary for having proper interactions within the school community.  Based on a set criteria of adhering the requirements of earning points on the SES Pointsheet, points and levels translate to a determined weekly pay allotment of specific SES Cash.  Separate for standard money, SES Cash is currency that is only valid for use at the School for Exceptional Studies.

 

Every Friday, students visit the SES Bank where they apply new pay to their balances.  While at the bank, students are able to purchase items from the display case.  Students with perfect attendance for the whole week are able to spin the attendance wheel for prizes.  If you are visiting SES, take a look at the display case.  It is located outside the main office.  

Image of faculty, families, and students who attended student transition training

Every year, students with disabilities who turn 22 years old become too old to attend Massachusetts Public Schools. This can be a confusing time for these students and their families. On January 23rd, SES and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) teamed up to conduct a training for students and families. Thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's training and for DDS in teaming up to present. Any SES families looking for further information for students soon to become 22 years old, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Image of families attending 2017 SES Carnival

SES is happy to announce our Family Engagement Event coming during the month of September!  Please save the date for the following event:

Wednesday, September 25th (4:00 to 6:00)

We are hosting our first open house of the year!  Come and meet the teachers, counselors, and paraprofessionals who make up the SES Faculty.  We will be available to discuss everything pertinent to your child's success. 

Cannot make the event?

We know how busy everyone is throughout the year; however, you are always an equally important member of our community.  If you are unable to attend either event, we are always here to help and chat with you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out anytime, for any purpose!  We can alway be reached by phone at (978) 975-5980.

Students enjoy snowshoeing over February Vacation

Over February Break, Ms. Carter, Mr. Buco, and a group of students enjoyed two days of outdoor exploration at Harold Parker. Winter snowshoeing and Spring/Fall hiking are some of SES's fast growing activities in student interest.

Michael from the SLC Program and his mother show his new iPad provided by a generous grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation.

Michael from the SLC Program and his mother show his new iPad provided by a grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation.  The iPad came with specialized software to allow Michael to enhance his communication at home and at school.  On behalf of SES and Michael's family, we would like to extend a most sincere gratitude to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for all its work with children diagnosed with Autism.