Service Description

  • The academic program at the Jefferson Academic Center is available to special education and non-classified “at risk” students who require an alternate approach to learning. The students have moderate to severe learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum disorders, or moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns.  Psychiatric services are also available through collaboration with Sagamore Children's Center.


    Age and Grades

    • Ages 12 - 14
    • Grades 7th - 8th
    • Middle School Level



    • 6:1:1
    • 8:1:1
    • 8:1:1+2


    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Learning Disability
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Autism
    • Other Health Impairment

    Student Profile

    • Moderate to severe learning disabilities
    • Asperger/high functioning Autism
    • Moderate to severe behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns
    • Severe psychiatric needs that require intensive school counseling
    • Non-classified students with behavioral and discipline concerns
    • Sagamore psychiatric services

    Program Exit Outcomes

    • Return to District
    • BOCES Included Programs
    • Other BOCES Programs


    • General

    Commencement Goal

    • Local Diploma
    • Regents Diploma
    • CDOS


    CDOS = Career Development & Occupational Studies Commencement Credential