Summer Programs for Special Needs Students
Two programs exist for special needs students during the month of July. The programs are in two locations.
A traditional summer school program is offered at the Lenape Meadows School in Mahwah. This program is designed to meet the educational needs of students in a variety of areas. Students are expected to participate in academic programs that are shaped by the IEP. Grouping is according to grade level. Efforts are made to maintain small group size to maximize instructional opportunity. Students may also receive related services as designated in their IEPs. Related services consist of: occupational & physical therapies and speech/language services. It is customary for this program to commence immediately after the Fourth of July weekend, and end approximately July 30th. Parents provide transportation to and from the program. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The second program is offered at the Franklin Ave Middle School in Franklin Lakes. This program is a
multi-sensory reading and writing model. The special education teachers have Orton-Gillingham
certification. Our multi-sensory reading service emphasizes a 1 to 3 teacher to student ratio whenever
possible. Students receive intensive instruction in both reading and writing for an hour and a half daily.
Pre and post data is collected in both areas. This program is especially designed for those students who are significantly challenged in the areas of reading and writing. It is customary for this program to
commence immediately after the Fourth of July weekend, and end approximately on July 30th.
Parents provide transportation to and from the program. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.