Expanded Core Curriculum

Two students with visual impairment conduct a science experiment.
October 24, 2018
How Perkins adapts math and science education to give students practical, real-world tools both on and off campus.
A teacher hands a student an award for her science project.
March 28, 2018
Perkins students of all ages practice social and communication skills while presenting science projects.
Students sitting and standing around a large orange owl sculpture
February 28, 2018
Participants in the Pre-Employment Program heard from “Googlers” with disabilities about how they chose a career.
A student throws a football through the uprights with help from a teacher
October 6, 2017
In adapted physical education classes, Perkins students lift weights and search for treasure while learning skills that will last a lifetime.
Two students sitting in a classroom
October 5, 2017
A new nine-month program equips college-bound students with skills they need to earn a degree.
Four students smile as they stand side-by-side.
May 26, 2017
From practicing eye contact to making causal conversation, a Perkins teacher shares essential lessons parents can reinforce at home.
Two students and a teaching assistant cook in the Oliver Cottage kitchen.
May 16, 2017
Residential students at Perkins learn independent living skills everywhere, including the local grocery store.
A student in a wheelchair approaches the doorway of Oliver Cottage
April 21, 2017
Every time they do a load of laundry or cook a pizza, residential students at Perkins are learning essential skills for living independently.
A student holds a DNA model while a teacher stands next to her
March 28, 2017
Students incorporate popcorn, saltwater snails, grape soda and homemade rockets into their science experiments.
Five Perkins students stand on stage in Roman costumes.
February 1, 2017
A lack of vision has never stopped Perkins students from performing some of the world’s greatest plays.

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