“Our son, A. B., became a Special Ed student in ninth grade. We tried four school programs over the next five years. In his last high school year, we found CCA. It was a perfect fit. His teachers, counselors, social workers and the entire staff made him feel connected and able to progress on academic subjects and his social needs. We are grateful to the entire administration and staff, including the guard at the entrance. Everyone was always attentive to the students and their special needs. I wish we had more years at CCA.”
- Michael and Sandra Stern
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 is a collaborative effort between Nassau BOCES, Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Hospital (Phase I) and North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center (Phase II) and is designed to meet the therapeutic, medical and learning needs for students diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders. The instructional program is aligned to the New York State Common Core 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. Students also have the opportunity of earning college credits through a partnership with S.U.N.Y Farmingdale State College.
The Modified High School Program is designed to meet the learning and behavioral needs of students with varying abilities. The curriculum balances transitional and prevocational skills training, functional academics and New York State Common Core 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 Skills Enrichment Program offers a daily living skills curriculum with a functional academic base to develop job skills. Instruction is aligned to the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards and leads to a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC). Students participate in non-paid internships at public and non-profit facilities and agencies, such as hospitals, 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.