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    Taxonomy Code: HD-0500.5000-050

    Public schools that offer the basic elementary or secondary curriculum plus creative electives in an informal instructional setting which features an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes the students' right to make decisions and that views the teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than as a transmitter of knowledge. Other characteristics may include cross-age teaching, independent study, individualized rates of progression, open plan schools and unstructured time and curriculum.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLOffers students in grades 10-12 the chance to complete their high school education and earn a diploma granted by their home school district. Those with attendance or social adjustment problems or those in need of supportive services not available at their home school may find this program helpful. Students may remain in the program for as long as necessary to meet the requirements for a high school diploma. Flexible hours along with web-based instruction are available to address the individual needs of each student. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    BRENNAN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMAn alternative program that serves 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. This program provides an enriched educational environment that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards. 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. Also offered is the PASS Program at Brennan High School. This is 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. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkBRENNAN HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    BRENNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMServes disabled adolescents, ages eleven through fourteen. This program provides an enriched educational environment that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standard 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 extracurricular 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. Also offered is the The PASS program at the Brennan Middle/High School. This program is serving disabled and non-disabled students of middle and high school ages. This 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. The educational environment parallels that of the Brennan High School. 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. Call for detailed information.SuffolkBRENNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    BROOKLYN DEMOCRACY ACADEMYOperates as a transfer school for youngsters aged 16-20 who are unable to function in a traditional high school. Provides individualized guidance and support through workshops, seminars, independent living skills training, paid internships, community service and college and employment counseling.BROOKLYN DEMOCRACY ACADEMYJEWISH CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION
    FLOYD ACADEMYOffers an alternative education program to help students in a non-traditional school setting and provides students with an innovative and enriching learning experience. Referral required.SuffolkFLOYD ACADEMYWILLIAM FLOYD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    INTENSIVE DAY TREATMENTAssists school age students from Nassau and Suffolk counties to avert hospitalization for severe emotional/psychiatric problems and students with psychiatric problems who are on the Autism Spectrum. The IDT Program is also a therapeutic program to help a youngster adjust to the community following a period of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or a short term placement for youngsters leaving psychiatric hospitalization en route to day treatment or other specialized school-based services. 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. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkINTENSIVE DAY TREATMENTWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    INTERIM ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMOffers a program that serves non-disabled and disabled students in middle school and high school who require highly structured services in an alternative setting. The educational environment parallels that of the JEA Alternative School. 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. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkINTERIM ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    JEA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLProgram serves disabled students, ages 11 through 21, who require highly intensive management needs due to conduct disorders. The program provides ongoing educational instruction that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards 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. 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. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkJEA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLOffers fully accredited high school program for Deaf adolescents a work/study experience program which is community based a mainstream program with neighboring public schools and an alternative high school program.NassauJUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLMILL NECK FAMILY OF ORGANIZATIONS
    MADONNA HEIGHTS SCHOOLOffers fully certified Jr/Sr High School with 6:1:2, 8:1:2, and 8:1:1 ratio. Students can be resident on the Madonna Heights campus or attend day school. Targets girls grades 7 -12 who are emotionally handicapped and/or learning disabled.SuffolkMADONNA HEIGHTS SCHOOLSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
    MANOR PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMOffers a secondary program which is a collaborative effort between the Special Education Division and the Career & Technical Education Division. This program prepares high school students for graduation and enables them to be self-sufficient adults with ongoing employment and ability to live independently. Students are exposed to various vocational training experiences in this program. Special education staff provide academic instruction that incorporates the Common Core Learning Standards while vocation teachers teach the skills needed in each student's chosen vocation. All students at Manor Plains High School participate in one of the small class size programs offered through Wilson Tech. In addition to learning work-based skills, Tech’s Huntington campus also offers MPHS students opportunities to participate in leadership organizations and skills competitions. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkMANOR PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    NINTH GRADE TURNAROUNDOffers a one year program for students entering the ninth grade for the first time and who are at risk of academic failure. This specially designed, self-contained program aims to prepare students to return as a 10th grader to a regular classroom schedule at the home school. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkNINTH GRADE TURNAROUNDWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    SECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATIONStudents spend half a day in their home school and half day at a Wilson Tech site located in Dix Hills, Republic Airport Farmingdale, Northport and Huntington. Academic subjects for credit, testing modification and academic intervention programs are provided by request at no additional cost. Credit bearing courses in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Health, Physical Education, and a variety of academic electives are among the support services available to help students meet scheduling and diploma requirements. Wilson Tech students can earn a technical endorsement on their high school diplomas when they successfully complete Tech programs and requirements a diploma. Call for more detailed information.SuffolkSECONDARY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATIONWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    SOUTH OAKS PROGRAMProvides a hospital program located at South Oaks in Amityville which 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, and 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. Call for more detailed information. SuffolkSOUTH OAKS PROGRAMWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
    THREE VILLAGE ACADEMYServes grades 9-12. Provides students with a nontraditional, alternative education environment, which maximizes personal strengths while focusing on individual learning styles. The Academy is committed to the academic, emotional, and social growth of each student, utilizing a team approach in a small group environment.SuffolkTHREE VILLAGE ACADEMYTHREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    TWILIGHT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLProvides an alternative setting in the late afternoon for students who have not succeeded in the traditional educational setting. The program gives teenagers the necessary tools to either return successfully to their home high schools, or to complete their high school requirements, while helping them prepare for post-secondary education or employment. Students attend this Regents-based program in the late afternoon in their home school district. Students receive strong educational support, as classes are small and largely focused on the students. Programs are currently available in: Baldwin; Bellmore-Merrick (HSE Only); East Rockaway; Freeport; Glen Cove (HSE and ELL Only); Hewlett-Woodmere; Hicksville; Massapequa and Uniondale. Call for more detailed information.NassauTWILIGHT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLNASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
    WILLIAM FLOYD LEARNING CENTEROffers educational services for school-aged students with disabilities in an alternative elementary school setting.SuffolkWILLIAM FLOYD LEARNING CENTERWILLIAM FLOYD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    YOUTH SERVICESServices include registration, assessment, individual service strategy, tutoring, study skills training, alternative school, summer employment, work experience, internships, job shadowing, occupational skills training, leadership development activities, community service, peer centered activities, supportive services, adult mentoring, follow-up services, guidance and counseling, drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral. Additional sites at Long Beach, Hicksville and Freeport.NassauYOUTH SERVICESHEMPSTEADWORKS

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