• High School & Transitional

Arbor High and Transition Programs

Arbor High and Transitional School's mission is to prepare all students for academic, independent living, and vocational success. To meet those goals, the Arbor School has developed specialized programs to meet the needs of our students. As a result, Arbor is one School with three different programs.


College Bound for students 14 and up

  • Transitional Learning Program for students 14 and up
  • Competitive Transitional Learning Program for students aged 18-22
  • College Bound
  • Small class instruction in English, Math, Science, and History
  • Electives include Independent Living Skills, Vocational Skills, Art, PE, and Social Skills
  • Students are supported by Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Therapy in electives and during social skills classes

Transitional Learning

  • Small class instruction in reading and math
  • Self-contained classroom
  • Additional instruction in Independent Living Skills and Pre-Vocational Skills
  • Students have access to Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, Music Therapy and Art
  • Potential employment in student run enterprises

Competitive Transitional Learning Program

  • Designed for students seeking competitive employment with or without a college degree
  • Small class instruction in English, Math, Science, and History as needed to complete diploma requirements
  • Vocational/Certificate training based on student's talents and interests
  • Independent Living Skills

Program Offerings/Classes

Arbor High

Arbor High is dedicated to providing high school students with the individualized core academic classes designed to meet each child's unique learning abilities. Class electives  include:

• Independent Living Skills
• Social Skills
• Core Academics
• Art
• Music

Arbor Transitional Programs

Arbor Transitional provides an alternative learning experience for students 18-22. Students will be adding to their independent living skills, social skills, core academics, and on site work environment training.

• Competitive Employment Job Training
• Expanded lessons into core academics
• Real world employment training
• Employer social interaction


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If you are in need of financial assistance to attend The Arbor School of Central Florida, please click on the FAST logo to begin your application.

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The Central Florida Foundation works with families focused on giving back, nonprofits and across public and private sectors to bring philanthropy to life.

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Arbor School participates in the John McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Scholarship programs. For more information, click here.

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    “The Arbor School has provided a great environment for our son. They are results-oriented, in a nurturing environment, with excellent teachers who are extremely patient, kind, and skilled.”
    The O'Reilly Family
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    “…our son has come so far! He’s not the same kid and we owe it all to Arbor School. Thank you Ms. Wendy and Everyone at Arbor School of Central Florida!”
    The McCabe Family
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    …our son has never been happier since he's been at Arbor. With the other schools he attended in the past, it was always a struggle to get him to go every day. At Arbor, he is excited and happy to go every day. Thank you!”
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    “I finally found the right fit! My son has only been at Arbor for one year and has learned more than he has over the last several at a different private school for students with learning disorders.
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