Applied Academics

Applied Academics Programming for Academically Challenged Students with ED

  • Classes at the elementary, middle and high school levels (ages 5-21)
  • Academics tailored for functional application to daily living, emphasizing the core subjects of reading, writing and math with alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Remedial reading instruction inclusive of the Edmark and Wilson Reading systems, as appropriate
  • Speech/language services incorporated into all classrooms, as well as individual sessions (per IEP)
  • Adaptive physical education provided as needed
  • Integrated use of technology, including SMART Boards and Apple iPads
  • High School credits awarded, as applicable
  • Occupational and physical therapy, group and/or individual, as designated by the IEP
  • Comprehensive vocational education for Grade 7 through age 21 to include career awareness, skill assessment and job exploration, job shadowing and job coaching, on-site cottage industries, skill training and community job placement as appropriate
  • Integrated therapeutic intervention, including individual and group therapy
  • On-site psychiatric services, family outreach, parent training and after-hours crisis service
  • Consultation and integration with outside community agencies as applicable


  • 40-day diagnostic programming (S.T.R.I.D.E.)
  • School consultation and community training
  • Individualized transition planning
  • Comprehensive assessment provided, per PPT decision
  • Occupational, physical and speech/language therapies
  • On-site medical laboratory services
  • SMART Boards in all classrooms and use of Apple iPads as applicable