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Special Education


Rockland BOCES’ Student Services Division is committed to providing the
best programs for each child and family served. We believe that all
children have the power to realize their dreams, and that we can help
guide them.

Using a team approach, our trained staff assists students with
learning, physical, emotional, social and/or behavioral challenges by
providing a wide range of programs and services, including academic
instruction, social interventions and extensive community support.

Teams of administrators work collaboratively, from center-based,
self-contained services to district-based programs in more then 25
different public-school sites across the county. All teams have access
to wrap-around psychiatric and other mental health supports, as well
as services and linkages
provided through the Family Resource Center

Education Overview

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Center-Based Schools and Programs

CBI Tech

This secondary program serves students with emotional, behavioral and
learning challenges within a flexible learning environment. Various
programs designed to address individual learning styles and based on
current brain-based learning research are offered. When appropriate,
students may participate in the Career and Technical Education Center
on the West Nyack campus. Counseling is provided as part of this model
program. West Nyack campus More

Hilltop School

Students in grades K-8
benefit from a program focused not only on academics,
but also on
students’ social and emotional achievements. North Rockland

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IDT programs are offered during the summer months for students
in grades K – 12. More information

Jesse J. Kaplan School

The Jesse J. Kaplan School offers a stimulating
learning environment that embraces students with developmental
disabilities and educates each student in partnership with parents and
local communities. The school serves children ages 5-21 with autism,
intellectual disabilities, medical fragility, and multiple
disabilities. Students reach their potential in a warm, engaging
environment blending education, nursing services, and therapies. West Nyack campus
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Kaplan Career Development
Center (KCDC)

This is a satellite
program for students ages 14-21. The program combines academic,
community and vocational programming, so that each young adult
graduates with work experience and key community skills. West
Nyack campus

River View High School

An alternative high school that provides intensive academic and therapeutic supports in a
small, traditional setting
BOCES Educational Resource
Center, Nyack
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District-Based Programs

BOCES has classrooms and
provides specific programs throughout the component districts.
Programs for elementary, middle and secondary students, as well as
itinerant services, are offered in more than 25 different sites. County-wide

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