The Center for Community Adjustment (CCA) serves students who are emotionally, behaviorally, or developmentally disabled to a mild/moderate degree. CCA has three distinct programs designed to meet the unique learning needs of each of our students, which include the Nassau Education and Treatment (NET) Program, Modified High School Program, and Skills Enrichment Program. To encourage positive choices and recognize student achievements, CCA has its own unique behavior support program. CCA is a closed campus and students are, therefore, not allowed to leave school grounds without staff supervision. To promote a healthy, safe, and non-disruptive learning community, CCA enforces a strict policy on no smoking, cell phone use, bullying, and fighting. CCA specialty classes include physical education, art, music, computer learning center, and food trades. School hours for the NET program are from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, whereas the High School and Skills programs are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The NET program is a collaborative effort between Nassau BOCES, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Hospital (Phase I), and North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center (Phase II) to meet the unique therapeutic, medical, and learning needs for students diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders. The NET program consists of 150 students who are striving to earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved diploma or credential. All classes in this program have six students, one teacher, and one classroom aide with instruction aligned with New York State Common Core Learning standards. A departmentalized program exists for students preparing to obtain a Regents diploma and planning to go to college. For students preparing for the world of work after high school,a self-contained classroom model is utilized with instruction aligned with the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards, which may lead to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC) or a NYS CDOS Commencement Credential. The NET program has a full-day Extended Year Program (EYP).
The Modified High School Program is designed to meet the unique learning and behavioral needs for students with various abilities. Instruction is aligned with the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards, which leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). All classes in this program are self-contained and consist of nine students, one teacher, and two teacher aides. The High School Program curriculum balances transitional and prevocational skills training, functional academics, and New York State Common Core Learning standards. This program has a half-day Extended Year Program (EYP).
In the Skills Enrichment Program, instruction is aligned with the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards, which leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). For these students, a daily living skills curriculum with a functional academic base is enriched through a variety of special activities. Non-paid internships at public and non-profit facilities and agencies, such as hospitals, offices, parks, and small businesses, are provided for students in each program. Students, supervised by Nassau BOCES staff and on-site personnel, learn a variety of entry level skills through these internships. Through a Life Skills curriculum, students develop job skills by role playing, studying career choices, improving interviewing skills, writing resumes, and filling out job applications. They learn the importance of promptness, recognizing authority and following directions. To further enhance their vocational training, students are provided with the option to participate in pre-vocational programs. Classes in this program consist of either nine students, one teacher, and two teacher aides or six students, one teacher and one teacher aide. This program has a half-day Extended Year Program (EYP).
The Center for Community Adjustment's (CCA) mission is to provide specially designed instruction to meet the unique social-emotional, academic, behavioral, and transitional needs of each of our students. Through a collaborative process among students, staff, families, school districts, and outside agencies, CCA maintains a safe and supportive learning community that allows students in all three programs to become productive, functional, and independent members of society.
CCA is located at 2950 North Jerusalem Road, Wantagh, NY 11793
Frank Barrett, Assistant Principal
Fax: (516) 396-2990
Easton Hazell, Assistant Principal
Fax: (516) 396-2990