Service Codes: 211.700
Peter Taormina, Deputy Director
This program is for students who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school environment due to behavioral difficulties, mental health issues and related learning difficulties. These students are often cognitively capable of learning, but have not been successful within a traditional public school model.
There are a variety of classrooms available within this option, all of which are located in integrated public school settings. These options include mainstreaming opportunities when appropriate, separate instruction when needed and, at one site, the opportunity to participate in career-based instruction.
Students participate in all New York state regular grade-level assessments. High school students in this program are eligible for the New York State Regents diploma, the Local High School diploma through the safety net for students with disabilities or the CDOS Commencement Credential. The student/teacher/aide ratio is 8:1:2. (E, MS, HS)