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Student Services Division

65 Parrott Road, Building #10
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4790


Amy Albers, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Julie Larsen
Director for Special Education

Kimberly Taylor

Zizette Deutsch
Assistant Principal

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Rockland BOCES Family Resource Center

Rockland 21C

Mental Health Association of Rockland County

Mental Health Association of Westchester County

Student Services


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 (FRC).

Special Education Overview (PDF)

Points of Pride

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 information

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 More information

Kaplan Career Development Center (KCDC)

This is a satellite program for Jesse J. Kaplan School students ages 15-21. 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 More information

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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