High School Curriculum
How do St. Anthony's Students Spend their time?
Students in the Elementary Program are transitioned to the High School Program in the spring of their 8th-grade year. Transition includes a visit to their prospective High School including a tour of the facility, meeting staff and current students. Students can be transitioned as many times as necessary to help them become comfortable.
The High School program encompasses grades 9-12 and focuses on inclusion, social skills, and the student's transition to vocational development which is tailored to each student in its speed and direction.
Resource Rooms are staffed by a certified special education teacher, job coaches, and paraprofessional aides.
Staff & Student
- All teachers meet professional education requirements per the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and provisional religious certification with the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
- All employees have clearances and attend training throughout the year.
High School Locations
- Inclusive Setting Inclusive classes are based on each individual student's ability to participate and supported when appropriate by paraprofessionals. These classes generally include religion, computer, chorus, art, gym and a variety of academic classes such as history and English.
- School Environment On average, 33% of the day is spent in vocational training, 33% inclusion, and 33% in Resource Room.
- Students travel to work sites at various businesses, where experienced job coaches transport the students and provide on-site support at the level needed for each student.
- Work is modified to appropriately challenge the students as their abilities increase.
- Functional academics, motor skills, and daily living activities are all taught to complement each student’s individual vocational development.
- Allows our students to interact socially with general education students during school and at various planned social activities and events after school hours.
- There are also opportunities for extracurricular activities such as school sports and clubs.
- Upon graduating High School, students can transition into the Post-Secondary Program to further their vocational development while interacting with same-age peers in a university setting.
St. Anthony School Programs
For over 65 years, St. Anthony School Programs has been helping students of all faiths with intellectual disabilities live their lives to the fullest academically, socially, vocationally and spiritually.