IRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOL

IRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOL

 
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides a nurturing and academically invigorating environment for students who have experienced difficulty relating to peers and/or adults in a traditional school setting due to their social and emotional needs. Iris Wolfson fosters acceptance, stimulates academic achievement, encourages self-reliance, practices tolerance, and motivates students to meet their highest potential and strive toward post-secondary options while earning a Regents diploma. Upwards of half of our students are college-bound yet require a personalized learning environment that includes school-based counseling two times a week with clinically trained school psychologists. The least restrictive of the Nassau BOCES Special Education settings, Iris Wolfson is modeled after mainstream educational settings. Courses are departmentalized and the instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. Students have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with Farmingdale State College SUNY. All students are expected to earn a New York State Regents diploma while information on the local diploma requirements still available to students with disabilities when appropriate is provided. Various electives are offered to stimulate thought, meet graduation requirements, reinforce content material, foster independent living, and develop personal management skills. Iris Wolfson primarily serves students with emotional disabilities (i.e. Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Depression), assorted learning disabilities, and spectrum disorders whose needs most closely resemble those found in district-based programs. Instruction is modified and individualized to addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles. Instructional and work-based learning opportunities are also provided to assist students pursue a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Vocational counseling is provided to assist students and families as they begin to access important post-secondary supports and services. Middle School classes are also offered for students ages 11 to 14 in need of a structured, safe and supportive educational setting. Like our high school, all middle school students receive school-based counseling to help them identify and overcome obstacles that impede upon their academic, social and emotional development. Classes are departmentalized and middle school commencement requirements are offered to students before moving onto high school. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographical AreaHicksville, New York; Town of Oyster Bay, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Lisa Paolucci,
Contact's Position Principal
Contact's Phone (516) 626-6710
Contact's Email lpaolucci@nasboces.org
Physical Site Address 1 21 Chestnut Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Greenvale,, NY 11548
Mailing Address 1 21 Chestnut Street
Mailing City, State, Zip Greenvale,, NY 11548
Mail Attention To Iris Wolfson High School
Main Phone (516)626-6710
Fax (516) 626-3826
Web Address www.nassauboces.org
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateJun19
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Affiliated Program: IRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOL
This Service: IRIS WOLFSON HIGH SCHOOL
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adolescent/Youth Counseling (RP-1400.8000-050)
Alternative Education (HD-0500)
At Risk Youth (YJ-0500.0500)
Dropout Prevention (HH-1600.1600)
High School Students (YG-8000.2490-300)
Secondary/High Schools (HD-8000.8100)
Special Education (HH-8000)
Vocational Centers (HH-9000.8750)