High School Special Education

High School Special Education Programming

Students do not have to leave the community closest to their home to earn a high school diploma, acquire academic, life, and employment readiness skills.  Students have access to classes tailored to their special needs in general and special education settings.  A robust life skills curriculum is paired with hands on practice.  Students are prepared enter the world of work by sampling, job shadowing, and internships. Dedicated staff ensure to make crucial linkages to agencies and benefits.  All these components help students prepare to transition to life beyond high school. 


Students with  Communication impairments, autism, health impairments, multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities or a combination of these eligibility categories are welcome

Activities & Components

  • NJ DOE required courses for high school graduation

  • Use of Structured Learning Experience (SLE), now called Work Based Learning

  • Community-based instruction and experiences (CBI) - see links/info below

  • School-based work experience/sampling - such as cafeteria, school store, custodian department, athletics, music, theater, office/clerical areas

  • Use of digital behavior management programs, such as ACE, for addressing challenging behaviors 

  • Academics to meet State graduation requirements

  • Activities with non-disabled peers - Best Buddies, peer mentors from Honor Society, Agape Club or other groups in school to help navigate access to daily life and extracurricular activities, learning opportunities about disabilities to teach self-advocacy and increase sensitivity within the school community.

  • Class-wide behavior management system

  • Each student's IEP goals will be addressed

  • LCE Assessment (Supplemental - ACE Skills Assessment) 

  • Use of Naviance for career exploration

  • Coordination of services including to DVRS and DDD

  • Use of HHS Meditation Room for self-regulation

  • Classroom equipped with necessary equipment for life skills instruction 

Mock apartment - kitchen, bed, laundry, cleaning supplies, appliances, etc.

Mock office - computers, filing, copier, mailboxes, stapler, shredder

Mock store  - sorting, inventory, stocking (clothes, ‘food’ items, etc.)

Certified & Qualified Special Education Teachers

Child Study Team: school social worker, school psychologist, learning-disabilities teacher consultant, speech and language specialist


Behavior Technician Paraprofessionals


Program Contact:
Deborah Moon
[email protected]

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