CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL

CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL

 
General Information
Description of ServiceOffers an alternative high school that focuses on the social, emotional, prevocational and academic needs of students who come to Career Prep with a variety of behavioral difficulties accompanied by learning disabilities. There is a high staff-to-student ratio to better address the individual needs of each student in self-contained classroom settings (9:1:2 or 6:1:2). The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. All students are given the opportunity to earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma. Students also have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with Farmingdale State College SUNY. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities required for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential are also provided. A select group of students are also afforded the opportunity to participate a character education and life skills curriculum using horses to facilitate growth and learning. Career Prep also offers the Farmingdale Program at Farmingdale State College SUNY and the Career Extension Program at Hofstra University. These community-based programs provide a transitional atmosphere for mature students to experience a college environment and explore post-secondary school options. Consideration and acceptance into both of these less restrictive (9:1:2) programs are based on an internal screening process and the student's success in the program. Middle School classes are also offered at Career Prep for students age 12 to 14 in need of a highly structured, safe and supportive educational setting where they can realize the value of school and better prepare to enter high school. Career Prep students are encouraged to make the transition from adolescence to a productive adulthood by developing self-esteem and raising their expectations for success in the future. All students participate in individual and group counseling sessions with a focus on the development of prosocial behaviors including conflict resolution skills, moral development, interpersonal communication skills, self-awareness and self-esteem enhancement. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographical AreaWestbury, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Jervey D. Edwards,
Contact's Position Principal
Contact's Phone (516) 629-4400
Contact's Email jedwards@nasboces.org
Physical Site Address 1 111 Cantiague Rock Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Westbury, NY 11759
Mailing Address 1 111 Cantiague Rock Road
Mailing City, State, Zip Westbury, NY 11759
Mail Attention To Career Preparatory High School
Main Phone (516)546-7800
Web Address www.nassauboces.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateJun19
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Affiliated Program: CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL
This Service: CAREER PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Alternative Education (HD-0500)
At Risk Youth (YJ-0500.0500)
Developmental Disabilities (YF-1800)
Dropout Prevention (HH-1600.1600)
High School Students (YG-8000.2490-300)
Prevocational Training (ND-2000.6600)
Secondary/High Schools (HD-8000.8100)
Special Education (HH-8000)
Vocational Centers (HH-9000.8750)