Expanded Academics Program (EAP)
The Expanded Academics Program (EAP) meets the needs of students who have cognitive functioning levels in the range of “average intelligence” to mild intellectual disability, and for whom The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is the least restrictive environment.
We expect that our EAP students will:
-Receive a diploma or certificate of attendance.
-Work in competitive to supported employment, with intermittent to limited supports.
-Live in the community, independently or in a supported setting.
A full compliment of educational experiences, inclusive of expanded core needs are designed to meet our students' special needs. Included under this umbrella are students pursuing an academic diploma, as well as students seeking vocational training and certificates of attendance. Students learn the skills that they need and are regularly evaluated to determine when they are ready to return to their home school.
Student Characteristics & Educational Needs
In addition to visual impairments and cognitive ability, students in our program may share at least one of the following characteristics:
-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or an executive functioning disorder
-Learning disabilities in reading and/or math
-Deficits in social perception, judgment, and relationship skills
-Language processing impairment, especially in communication, management of emotions, problem solving, and goal setting
-Mild to moderate emotional difficulties, such as anxiety and mood disorders
To address these and other special needs, the program model includes accommodations and best practices to adjust for learning disabilities and neurological deficits to teach more effective social skills, to train students in collaborative problem-solving, and to provide individual and group psychotherapy.
For more information about the EAP program, contact:
Carol Seckington, Assistant Principal of the EAP program
410.444.5000 ext. 1246 firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum: Maryland State Curriculum
Baltimore County Curriculum
Texas School for the Blind Curriculum (functional academic and other portions)
MSB Career Education
APH Transitions: Navigating the Rapids of Life