Secondary Services - Regents

Program #243.010
631/491-4149

The Middle School Program serves disabled and non-disabled adolescents, ages 11 through 14.  Classes are available for students requiring IIIA class size mandates.

This program provides an enriched educational environment while responding to many of the students' social and psychological needs. Beyond basic academic instructions, many students receive services from consulting psychiatrist either employed by the Office of Mental Health or BOCES and participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities. The classroom teacher, the paraprofessional(s), a psychologist and a social worker assigned to each classroom unit create a team approach. Outreach services to involve families within the school community is an integral part of the Middle School Program.

Program #419.300 (formerly #424)

PASS Program

at Brennan Middle School

631/491-4149

The PASS program at the Brennan Middle School offers a highly structured environment in which instructional and behavioral deficits can be addressed within a small group setting for middle school aged students.  Students may or may not be classified as special education students.  All are in need of alternative education.  Truancy, non-compliance with school rules and generally disruptive behavior often characterize a student in crisis; such a student is appropriate for the PASS program.  Students who are at risk due to poor achievement may also be referred to this program where they will be afforded many support services to ensure success.

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Program #243.010
631/491-4390

This alternative program serves disabled and non-disabled youngsters of high school age who present a variety of educational and emotional needs. A failure to succeed in school is often tied to a variety of emotional problems frequently linked to a disturbance within the family unit. Students at the Brennan High School are enrolled in Option IIIA. They receive ongoing services from consulting psychiatrists, either employed by the Office of Mental Health or BOCES. Transitional classes are available for those students capable of being mainstreamed into a regular high school.

An after-school program is offered for students who are unable to attend a normal full-day school due to the students' disability(ies).  This option is also suitable for students who are employed during the school day and who require after-school educational programming to complete their high school studies.  Related services, support services and psychiatric consultation services are also offered for students who require these specialized services.

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Program #419.300 (formerly 424)

PASS Program

at Brennan High School

631/491-4390

The PASS program offers a highly structured environment in which instructional and behavioral deficits can be addressed within a small group setting for high school aged students.  Students may or may not be classified as special education students.  All are in need of alternative education.  Truancy, non-compliance with school rules and generally disruptive behavior often characterize a student in crisis; such a student is appropriate for the PASS program.  Students who are at risk due to poor achievement may also be referred to this program where they will be afforded many support services to ensure success.

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Program #243.010
631/491-4390

The Intensive Day Treatment Program assists school age students from Nassau and Suffolk counties to avert hospitalization for severe emotional/psychiatric problems. The I.D.T. Program is also a therapeutic program to help a youngster adjust to the community following a period of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Instructional staff provided by the Special Education Division of Western Suffolk BOCES, in concert with professionals funded by the Office of Mental Health/Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center, provide intensive intervention to students on an extended day basis.  The program also works with pupils who have been in a day treatment or other intensive school placement and have not been successful. I.D.T. may also be a short term placement for youngsters leaving psychiatric hospitalization en route to day treatment or other specialized school-based services.

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Program #243.010
631/586-1300

This program serves disabled students, ages 11 through 21, who require highly intensive management needs due to conduct disorders. The program provides ongoing educational instruction to students requiring option IIIA services. The services of a consulting psychiatrist are available for those conduct disordered students who also have psychiatric needs. In addition, strong emphasis is placed upon remedial instruction, vocational training and having each student's parents and family become part of the treatment services.

An after-school program is offered for students who are unable to attend a normal full-day school due to the students' disability(ies).  This option is also suitable for students who are employed during the school day and who require after-school educational programming to complete their high school studies.  Related services, support services and psychiatric consultation services are also offered for students who require these specialized services.

 

Program #403.010

Interim Alternative Educational Program (IAEP)

631/586-1300

This new program serves non-disabled and disabled students in middle school and high school who require highly structured services in an alternative setting.  It is for non-classified students who are on long-term, out of school suspension as a result of a Superintendent's Hearing and classified students who need an Interim Alternative Educational Program as described in 201.7 of the Commissioner's Regulations.  Placements may extend beyond the minimum of 45 days.  This highly individualized, academic program includes Regents-level instruction.  School-based counseling, behavioral management training, substance abuse treatment and court probationary services as well as support services from psychologists and social workers are also available. This full-day program is housed in a self-contained location at the JEA Alternative School in Wheatley Heights.

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Program #243.010
631/754-2900

This secondary program, a collaborative effort between the Special Education Division and the Career & Technical Education Division, prepares high school students for graduation and enables them to be self-sufficient adults with ongoing employment and ability to live independently. Classes are available for students requiring Option IIIA class size mandates.  Special education staff provide academic instruction while vocational education teachers teach the skills needed in each student's chosen vocation.

 

 

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Program #413.010
631/264-4000

The Western Suffolk BOCES hospital program located at South Oaks in Amityville offers an educational program for hospitalized adolescents. Both disabled and non-disabled students can enroll in this program. Close contact is established initially with each child's home school guidance counselor to identify the level of instruction needed.

The education program at South Oaks, consisting of basic high school subjects in English, social studies, mathematics and science is considered an integral part of the treatment program by hospital administration. The educational staff works in partnership with doctors, nurses and psychologists to facilitate comprehensive treatment.

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Option III
6 Students : 1 Teacher + 1 Paraprofessional
Designed for students especially of elementary age whose management needs are determined to be extremely intensive. The behavior of students in this level of service may be characterized as aggressive, self-abusive or extremely withdrawn.

Option IIIA
8 Students : 1 Teacher + 1 Paraprofessional
Designed for students with intensive management needs. The behavior of students in this level of service may be characterized by some degree of aggression, inappropriate responses, self-abusive or withdrawn.

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 Student/Teacher/Aide Ratio 
12:1:1
8:1:1
6:1:1
 Brennan Middle School 
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 JEA Alternative School 
 
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 Manor Plains High School 
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 Brennan High School 
 
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 PASS 
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 Intensive Day Treatment 
 
 
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Special Education
Michael Flynn, Executive Director
631/425-9090

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