Northvale Public School Department of Specialized Services

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Northvale Public School Department of Specialized Services

 

The Northvale Public School is dedicated to ensuring that every child’s unique social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs are met by fostering a caring, engaging and positive learning environment through the collaboration of school, home and the community; ensuring that every child feels empowered to do their personal best while being a proud contributing member to society.  

In-Class Support Classes are offered in grades 3-8 for students to be educated in the least restrictive environment. That model of delivery is a team-teaching approach that uses highly qualified special education and general education teachers. It enables classified students to participate in regular education classes to the maximum extent possible.  This model of delivery enables classified students to participate in regular education classes to the maximum extent possible.

Self-Contained Classes are available, grades K-8, for students who need intensive support and/or more than a half day of replacement instruction. The self-contained class provides a small, structured, nurturing and highly individualized environment with one teacher for all areas of instruction. There are opportunities for community based instruction and mainstreaming opportunities for both the elementary and middle school self-contained classes.

Resource Programs in grades K - 8  provide students with direct instruction in substantive content areas (replacement classes), or support instruction to assist them in their mainstream course work via resource centers.

Multiply Disabled/Autism Programs are offered in grades PreK-Grade 8 through our Valley Program which is located both in Norwood and Harrington Park. The Valley Program offers small student/teacher ratios and opportunities for community based instruction and mainstreaming opportunities. There is an emphasis on parent support and training so parents can work with their students socially, emotionally, and academically. 

Pull Out Support Classes are offered in grades 6-8. During this structured support class students work on Long-term projects, test prep, study guides, and tasks assigned in other classes where proper support is given and extra time allowed. Executive functioning, organizational and study skills lessons also take place with an emphasis on applying these learned skills to novel situations both in school and in real life.  The main objectives of this class is to reinforce concepts and/or assignments presented in the general curriculum, develop and strengthen good study habits and learning strategies and identify and set short and long term goals