Career Preparatory High School
What Students Say:
"Career Prep was like a family. Anytime things got rough, there was always something there for me at school to take my mind off things. The staff taught me confidence and gave me the ability to take on anything I wanted to accomplish. Career Prep taught me good strong values I will take with me for the rest of my life."- Owen Pilkington, student
Career Preparatory High School (CPHS) is a special education high school focusing on students’ social, emotional, vocational, and academic needs. The general instructional program includes both individual and cooperative learning strategies. Individual and small group counseling services are provided for each student as mandated by the IEP. Students have the option to participate in vocational/work-based programs in food preparation, automotive technology, and woodshop. Students can be enrolled in college courses provided through SUNY Farmingdale State College while meeting their high school requirements. Students earn a Regents or Local Diploma and are also offered the opportunity to earn the Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential.
College/Career Extension Program
CPHS has been associated through the years with Hofstra University and Nassau Community College. At these locations students are exposed to college life with support and supervision provided by Nassau BOCES staff. Students can earn college credit at Nassau Community College and have access to various opportunities on campus. At Hofstra University, students have the opportunity to attend their high school classes on campus and receive practical work experience in various areas on campus.
This is a more restrictive setting, which consists of 6:1:2 classrooms, offering a flexible curriculum combined with counseling.
CPHS Individualized Learning Academy
The Individualized Learning Academy is a half-day, three-hour program specially geared for students with emotional disturbances who demonstrate severe challenging behaviors and require a shortened day with individualized instruction.
CPHS and Barry Tech
CPHS students whose districts recommend that they also attend Barry Tech will receive a reduced tuition.