Iris Wolfson High School
Message from Administration
Dear Students and Families:
On behalf of the entire IWHS staff, we would like to welcome you to Iris Wolfson. Whether you are a returning or new family, we look forward to making it a great school year.
Our staff is committed to providing a supportive environment which fosters acceptance, stimulates academic achievement, encourages self-reliance, practices tolerance and motivates students to reach their fullest potential. We look forward to supporting your child’s growth.
May your year be filled with new opportunities and be met with success.
Iris Wolfson provides 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.
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). Students are expected to earn a high school diploma. 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 pursuing 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.
At Iris Wolfson, our mission is to graduate students who demonstrate empathy and self-reliance. Graduates should draw strength from their commitment to personal wellness as a means of achieving their unique potential. Critical to student success is the ability to personally reflect and make needed adaptations. We encourage our students to strive for a full and rewarding future. We expect our graduates to become citizens who actively contribute to a multi-cultural, economically diverse society.
Lisa Paolucci, Principal
Kelli Fenley, Assistant Principal
21 Chestnut Street
Greenvale, NY 11548
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Class of 2023 Graduation Day