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Special Career Education

The BOCES Special Career Education Program serves students with disabilities from the component school districts. This program provides a self-contained learning environment with modifications as determined by the Committees on Special Education (i.e., 12-1-1 and 8-1-1). The Bixhorn Technical Center, the Islip Career Center and Harry B. Ward Technical Center serve high school students who are 15.5 (15 years and 6 months) of age by September 1st until the age of 21. 
 
Special Career Education (SCE) creates opportunities for all students by providing them with the technical and academic skills needed to prepare for future employment and a successful path to college or other post-secondary programs.

SCE provides technical training to prepare students for a successful career. The structured training gives students the tools needed to be successful in a job after high school and/or further post-secondary education. Each student is encouraged to explore various areas of study and to develop the essential skills to feel competent in entering today's competitive job market, while helping them to learn how to cope with their disabilities in the workplace.

For more information or to arrange a tour, please feel free to contact us at (631) 244-5815 or email us at powertosucceed@esboces.org.

  
To learn more about what our students are learning at the BIXHORN TECHNICAL CENTER, Click Here 
 
To learn more about what our students our learning at the ISLIP CAREER CENTER, Click Here 
 
To learn more about what our students are learning at the  WARD TECHNICAL CENTER, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 

Contact:

Leah Arnold
Director
631-244-4099
 
Rob Van Brunt
Program Administrator
631-419-1628
 
Bixhorn Technical Center
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY  11713
631-286-6500
 
Sam McAlesse
Principal
 
Nicole Zergebel
Assistant Principal
 
Islip Career Center
379 Locust Avenue
Oakdale, NY  11769
631-244-5900
 
Peter Lepore
Principal

Dawn Scicolone
Assistant Principal
dscicolo@esboces.org 
 
HB Ward Career and Technical Center
970 North Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901
631-369-8100
 
Marie Davis
Principal
 
Chris D'Ambrosio
Assistant Principal
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