Why Oak Hill School?

  • Functional academics – Modified curriculum is taught as appropriate to meet the student’s needs. Reading/writing, math, science, and social studies are taught within meaningful, creative activities.
  • Common Core – All instruction is based on the Common Core State Standards.
  • Daily living skills – Taught in authentic learning settings, including real world environments, as well as community and workplace settings.
  • Fine and gross motor development – An adaptive physical education program is available for all students.
  • Communication and Assistive Technology – Smartboards, 3d Printers, and classroom computers support learning. We use technology to meet student’s individual communication needs, from switches to iPads and iPods.
  • Community participation – Community bases instruction and learning takes place regularly.
  • Social skills and Behavior Management – Positive social behaviors are taught and practiced. Behavior specialists and classroom staff provide crisis management and positive behavioral supports.
  • Self-advocacy – The ultimate goal for all students is to be as independent as possible. This includes self-help skills and advocacy.
  • Art/Music/Yoga – Art therapy, music therapy, and yoga are available for the students.
  • Curricular Group – Science club, Technology and Robotics group, and Performing Arts are offered to the students.
  • Vocational and Transition programming – Students gain vocational skills and experience in real workplace environments.
  • Family Support – We value our collaboration with the LEAs and parents. Communication with parent is frequent, individualized, and valued.
  • Collaboration with Chapter 126, an adaptive fitness center, Oak Hill In-Home Services, and NEAT Marketplace which provides adaptive equipment to individuals and schools throughout the state.
  • A Trans-disciplinary Approach – Our teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, behaviorists, and other professionals work together throughout the day and share their expertise with parents.

“As a trans-disciplinary team, we can better understand what our students are capable of and how to best help them succeed. Then we create meaningful, hands-on activities to teach all skills.”

— Mallory Isbell, teacher