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 than 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).
Center-Based Schools and Programs
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.
Students in grades K-8 benefit from a program focused not only on academics, but also on students’ social and emotional achievements.
IDT programs are offered during the summer months for students in grades K–12.
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.
The Kaplan Career Development Center, for students ages 15-21, combines academic, community and vocational programming, so that each young adult graduates with work experience and key community skills.
An alternative high school that provides intensive academic and therapeutic supports in a small, traditional setting.
BOCES has classrooms and provides specific programs throughout the component districts. District-based programs for elementary, middle and secondary students, as well as itinerant services, are offered in more than 25 different sites.