Milestones Day School is an approved and accredited private school (Chapter 766) providing a complete education for students by balancing stimulating academics with teaching new and more appropriate therapeutic skills. Our therapeutic curriculum is vast and comprises in-depth lessons and interventions practiced daily for social skills, executive skills, coping/regulation skills, daily living skills, and self-esteem. Every aspect of our program, from the deliberate architecture to the comprehensive curriculum, has been custom designed to support and nurture students while increasing their proficiency at learning and interacting.
Milestones Day School’s Transitions Program is designed for students aged 15-22 to assist with all aspects of transiting to adulthood. The Transitions Program accepts students who progress through our day school as well as students who are currently enrolled in other programs and are looking to gain skills for this next phase of their life.
Our program was carefully developed to ensure students experience a successful transition and to assist with post-graduation goals.
What's Happening at Milestones Day School
TEAMING UP WITH BIOGEN
MilMilestones teamed with Biogen and all of our high school students gained exposure to the career of a scientist. Our students visited the Biogen labs in Cambridge and took part in an experiment. Students engaged in Mystery of the Crooked Cell where they diagnosed a mock patient with sickle-cell anemia by running hemoglobin gel electrophoresis. This lab allows for a follow up to genetics and the relationship between DNA and proteins. Students help diagnose whether or not a “patient” has sickle cell anemia by running hemoglobin samples in a gel electrophoresis experiment. In a pre-lab exploration, students learn about what’s happening inside of a patient’s blood to cause the symptoms associated with sickle cell anemia. In the Community Lab, the students used science equipment such as vortexers, gel boxes, and micropipettes to compare a patient’s hemoglobin sample against a confirmed normal sample to determine if the patient has the disease. The students made their own agarose gels, learned to work with precise micropipettes, loaded the hemoglobin samples into their gels, and used electricity to run the samples inside of the gels. At the end of the experiment, the students analyzed the results and accurately diagnosed their patients! Many of our students came back excited by prospective career opportunities.
100% OF GRADUATES GOING ON TO COLLEGE
Milestones is proud to announce that 100% of our graduating class is going on to 2 or 4 year colleges. Some colleges that students are attending or have attended last year include: Salem State, Framingham State, Northern Essex Community College, Mass Bay Community College, and Middlesex Community College.