Student Disability: Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairment and Learning Disability
Student Age:10 to 21 years
The Iris Wolfson Campus houses an alternative high school, intensive learning academy and a middle school program in Greenvale, near the New York Institute of Technology and Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus. Iris Wolfson provides an enviroment that stimulates academic achievement, encourages self-reliance, fosters acceptance, and motivates student to consider post-secondary education while attaining a high school diploma.
Students participate in a variety of educational opportunities which meet the New York State graduation requirements by participating in a comprehensive course of study in a small class size setting. Traditional courses are offered in the content areas and are rigorous in nature. Students also participate in various electives that support the content areas, foster independent living, and develop personal management skills. Enrichment and remediation courses are also offered to students throughout the day.
Studnts have an opportunity to explore post-secondary options and enroll in courses offered by SUNY Farmingdale on the Iris Wolfson campus or participate in vocational training through Nass BOCES' Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center. Students also explore and participate in a variety of community experiences both locally and with partnerships throughout the county.
The students at Iris Wolfson present with average intellectual potential, and most are capable of acquiring a high school diploma. Many students attending Iris Wolfson have experienced difficulity relating to peers and/or adults in a traditional school enviroment due to their social-emotional needs. Students attending Iris Wolfson require a small class setting with social and emotional supports imbedded in the classroom. Experienced special education teachers and content-area specialists staff the program and consult with counseling staff regulary. Both teachers and support staff are skilled in their educational and management approaches and work hand in hand to foster student development.
Studentsare provided with related services such as counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as mandated on Individualized Education Plans. Iris Wolfson also provides comprehensive transition planning to all students and works collaboratively with families to ensure success for their child.
Iris wolfson has an impressive record of success. Most students graduate and enroll in local colleges or persue vocational training. Other graduates obtain employment and continue to develop their personal management skills and gain supports from local agencies.