Students appropriate for this intensive service model have moderate cognitive impairment with a pattern of moderate intermittent acting-out behaviors with a possible pyschiatric history. The class ratio consists of eight students, one teacher, one teacher assistant and two classroom-shared aides. Students participate in either the NYS General or Alternate Assessments. The focus of this program is on social/emotional skills, career development, and transition to post-secondary placements/employment. Beginning at age 14, all students taking the NYSAA will participate in Special Education Career Training at the Islip Career Center. Students participating in the general education curriculum and working toward a Regents diploma begin career classes in the eleventh grade. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the following diplomas/credentials: Regents, CDOS, or the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. There is a psychiatrist available on a consult basis and parent training/support groups are offered monthly by the program social worker.
The Bellport Academic Center services students with moderate behavioral and/or intensive counseling concerns and moderate to severe learning disabilities. Ninth and tenth grade students receive a full day academic program while eleventh and twelfth graders receive a half day of academics combined with Career and Technical Education and Special Career Education programs. Students are offered a departmentalized academic program of New York State Regents Curriculum.