BESTT Program

Building Educational Success Through Transitions Program

The Doctor Franklin Perkins School is pleased to announce the expansion of its current high school program. The Building Educational Success Through Transitions (BESTT) program is a results-oriented, community-based program focused on improving  academic and pre-vocational achievement of students ages 16-22. This program is being refined for students who may not be appropriate for obtaining the traditional goal of securing a high school diploma.

The BESTT program focuses on facilitating the students’ transition from traditional academics to post- school preparation including: functional academic, vocational education and integrated employment. In addition, transition supports to adult services where independent living and community participation is the primary goal of this strength- based program. The curriculum is individualized to meet the identified needs of the student through the IEP process. Related services include speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and medication management. Each student is assigned a clinician to support social, emotional and behavioral goals and expectations. All students have access to the health and fitness center, pool and cafeteria. Each student will participate in music, art and computer classes. Student performance is measured through IEP and transition goals made by the TEAM and will be reported monthly, quarterly and annually.  The BESTT program is staffed by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensed educators and related service providers. The program runs in conjunction with the current Perkins calendar and schedule.

To learn more about the BESTT program, please contact Sharon Lowry, Assistant Director of Education at:

Mrs. Deanna King, Director of Admissions at:

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