Older & Younger Students Benefit from IAC Career-based Learning
High school students at Islip Academic Center had the opportunity to serve as holiday hosts this week when they welcomed young students from Masera Learning Center and Premm Learning Center as visitors. The IAC students helped their teachers decorate doors and rooms to look like the North Pole and other holiday themes. They also helped to set up different stations for the younger visitors' to do their activities.
The IAC woodworking students in teacher Dave Rosman’s room prepared crafts for the young students to paint in “Santa’s Workshop.” The IAC culinary students in Eric Ceretti's class made dozens of gingerbread cookies for the younger students to decorate. PLC and MLC students got to go toy shopping in the IAC holiday boutique as well as have a chat with Santa before leaving the “North Pole” at IAC.
Islip Academic Center provides specialized, standards-based high school special education as well as community based and service learning activities. Students gain academic and employability skills with social growth opportunities and real world connections, while preparing them for challenges of the future.