Center for Community Adjustment (CCA)

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    What Students Say:

    "I used to not like school, but now I love to come because I see my support and I realize how many people are there to help. I feel that CCA BOCES has changed me due to knowing there are people in the world that actually care and want to help."

    - Kaitlyn Castro

    Center for Community Adjustment (CCA) 

    The Center for Community Adjustment (CCA) meets the unique learning needs of students who are emotionally, behaviorally, or developmentally disabled to a mild/moderate degree through three distinct programs on a closed campus. 

    The Nassau Education and Treatment (NET) Program  

    • Collaborative effort between Nassau BOCES, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Hospital (Phase I) and North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center (Phase II) 
    • Meets the therapeutic, medical and learning needs for students diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders. 
    • Instructional program is aligned to the New York State Learning Standards and addresses students' cognitive levels and learning styles.  

     Students are given the opportunity to:  

    • Earn a New York State Regents diploma or other state approved high school diploma.  
    • Earn college credits through a partnership with S.U.N.Y Farmingdale State College. 

    The Modified High School Program  

    • Designed to meet the learning and behavioral needs of students with varying abilities 
    • Curriculum balances transitional and prevocational skills training, functional academics and New York State Learning standards  
    • Instruction is aligned to the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards and leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). 

     The Life Skills Enrichment Program  

    • Offers a daily living skills curriculum with a functional academic base to develop job readiness skills.  
    • Instruction is aligned with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC).  
    • Students participate in non-paid internships at public and non-profit facilities and agencies, such as supermarkets, offices, parks and small businesses supervised by Nassau BOCES staff and on-site personnel to learn a variety of entry level skills. 

    CCA’s behavior support program encourages positive choices, recognizes student achievement and supports the school mission to provide specially designed instruction to meet the social-emotional, academic, behavioral and transitional needs of students. Through a collaborative process among students, staff, families, school districts and outside agencies, CCA maintains a safe and supportive learning community enabling students to become productive, functional and independent members of society. 




2850 North Jerusalem Road
Wantagh, NY 11793