Special Education Highlights and Special Programs

  • Passaic Valley Regional High School Co Teaching Model

    • Students are afforded ‘equal access’ to the general education curriculum and are educated with their non-disabled peers
    • Students have the opportunity to work with one or both general education teacher and special education teacher
    • Research states that more time in general education increases standardized test scores in math and reading, fewer absences, fewer disruptive referrals and better outcomes in employment and independent living.
    • Curriculum standards modified where needed and supplementary assistance provided.

    Mainstreamed Classes 

    • Students can be placed in a single content classroom of up to 12 classified students (16 with an aide) taught by a general education content specialist where the content is adjusted and modified to the class needs, as stated by Special Education code 4:7 (g)
    • Students can be placed in any general education classes as appropriate

    Reading Classes and Reading Remediation

    • The course Literature Connections will service reading issues.
    • The above will be split into two tiers. The first tier will be a mixed class of students with disabilities and general education students. The second tier will be just for students with disabilities.
    • The classes will meet 5x a week and students can get credit for the course as an elective.

    PV/Bergen ABA Program

    • Based on the principles of applied behavior analysis
    • Life Skills
    • Community Based Instruction (CBI) will be accessed within the building due to Covid 19 until further guidance is provded.
    • Job coaches will be onsite to assist with CBI
    • Peer Participation Program (General Education students volunteer to work with students, socialize with them in Teen Center, Art Class, Physical Education Class, Culinary Class)

    Expanded Life Skills in all of the curriculum

     

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