• Highly Specialized Strands

    At Sudbury Public Schools, there are a number of highly specialized programs to serve the diverse needs of students. Below are brief descriptions of each program.


    Learning Centers/Skills Classes (All Schools)

    • Serves students grades K-8, with all disabilities, in a wrap around services delivery model that includes in class and/or pull out support for students.
    • Students are taught academic skills for content as well as organization and executive functioning.
    • Individual and small group instruction with multiple methodologies in areas of: written expression, literacy and numeracy.

    Language, Achievement, and Beyond - LAB Program (Loring/Curtis)

    • Serves students grades 3-8 with language based learning disabilities
    • Provides specialized instruction with a systematic and multisensory methodology in either a co-taught or substantially separate structure with both individual and small group instruction in areas of literacy and numeracy
    • Particular emphasis is placed on reading, writing and math instruction including: phonemic awareness, decoding skills, reading comprehension and written language

    STEPS/LEAP Program (Haynes/Curtis)

    • Serves students with intellectual, neurological and/or communication disabilities
    • Designed to encourage:
      • Acquisition of core content in reading, math and writing
      • Development of language, social and daily living skills
      • Development of self-advocacy skills
    • Sub-separate and small group learning in general education content area classes
    • Community focused experiences to address functional application of skills in daily life

    Foundations/Flex Program (Noyes/Curtis)

    • Provides highly-specialized instruction and services to students primarily with autism, communication, self-regulation and social/pragmatic language needs.
    • Customizes instruction for student’s unique interests and learning styles with a focus on social emotional and behavioral needs.
    • Students participate in both inclusive and sub-separate settings.

    Partner Program (Haynes/Curtis)

    • Serves students with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other students who require Applied Behavior Analysis programming.
    • Supports with comprehensive, specialized and intensive behavioral supports.
    • Community focused experiences to address functional application of skills in daily life.
    • The program is in collaboration with The New England Center for Children (NECC).

    Access Program (Nixon/Curtis)

    • Serves students primarily with social emotional disabilities in grades K-8.
    • Students participate in a continuum of full and partial inclusion and sub-separate classes
    • Students receive academic supports as needed across subjects.
    • The psychologists/school adjustment counselors provide ongoing therapeutic support and social skill instruction. BCBAs work in consult with all staff.

    Bridges (Curtis)

    • This is a transitional program which serves students in both general and special education. The goal of the program is to support students to return to the general education setting after a long term absence from school.
    • Services provided to students returning to school are:
      • Direct clinical supports
      • Academic coordination
      • Family engagement with wrap around community-based services
    • Consultation with BRYT Program (Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition)