"Empowering Students for a Lifetime of Success"




Merrimac Heights Academy offers a rigorous, yet highly individualized, trans-disciplinary curriculum, which drives an integrated approach that offers its students an opportunity to acquire and apply skills in real-life contexts. Special attention is given to the College and Career Readiness expectations that highlight such characteristics as independence, the determination to acquire knowledge and communication skills. All staff at MHA receive training in aligning curriculum with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. MHA teaching staff are trained to map the curriculum incorporating a language-based approach to instruction. 

Both career exploration and specialized career training is provided to students at Merrimac Heights Academy.  Students obtain work force skills in preparation for transition to a career. Students engage in volunteer opportunities and apprenticeships on and off campus, in addition to joining a rotational exploration of vocations designed to investigate their interests, vocational aptitudes and pre-requisite skills. Embedded within each vocational experience is the coaching of the necessary social skills that enhance collegial and employee/employer relationships, as well as community and client interactions.



Students at Merrimac Heights learn in a safe, comfortable environment.  Whether it's learning academics in the a traditional classroom, completing an assignment in the quiet living room, silent reading in the school library, preparing lunch or snack in the kitchen, or working in the school thrift shop or cafe, students quickly find enjoyment at MHA.



Internships and School to Work

Off-Campus Internships: The Internship Program at Merrimac Heights Academy is a program designed to assist students (ages 14-22) in furthering their education and knowledge within the ‘real world’ work force. The main focus is to ensure that these students gain experience in the work force and become more informed about possible career choices. Additionally the program helps students acquire the skills to learn how to be more independent and prepare them for the responsibilities of either a college experience or the world of work.

 School-to-Work is an initiative that builds collaborations among Merrimac Heights Educators, businesses and the community to help students attain the knowledge and experience necessary for employment. School-To-Work is a program available to students who may not be ready for a more formal internship experience.


Merrimac Heights Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Merrimac Heights Academy is committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, homelessness, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Harassment by administrators, certified and/or support personnel, vendors, and other individuals at school or at school-sponsored events is unlawful.

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