The Special Education Department offers a broad spectrum of classes and services that are highly specialized to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities, as well as non-classified students in need of alternative school settings. Classes are offered for students ranging in age from 5 to 21 years in Eastern Suffolk BOCES centers, as well as inclusive settings in our component district buildings. All programs are dedicated to the ongoing enhancement of service to students with the goal of maximizing each student’s potential to achieve a productive and rewarding life. Programs are continually being refined to improve our services, and new programs and services are being developed based on identified need in the region.
Students enrolled in our district sites are provided with opportunities for inclusion in general education academic classes, special subject classes, and building-wide activities while receiving specialized support services and instruction from Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
All programs are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards and are designed to achieve appropriate educational outcomes for each student we serve. These outcomes include completion of a New York State Regents course of study, as well as academic, behavioral, and social skills development. These skills are developed along the continuum of student needs exhibited within the Eastern Suffolk BOCES area.
All of our programs have received accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We continue to work toward improving student outcomes through research and assessment of best practices and emerging trends in the field.