NBOE Maximizes Student Achievement During the Extended School Year
Aug 21, 2023
During the summer, the Office of Special Education administered two Extended School Year (ESY) Programs to support over 700 students. ESY provides inclusive opportunities for students to attend the Summer Plus Program with their peers at Belmont Runyon, Chancellor Avenue, Elliott Street, Ivy Hill, McKinley, Oliver Street, Louise A. Spencer, and Thirteenth Avenue from July 5th to August 4th. Additionally, the Low Incidence Program, which supports students from the Autism, Auditory Impairment, Emotional Regulation, and Intellectual Disability Program, also runs at the same school sites in addition to Rafael Herndandez, John F. Kennedy, and NJ Regional Day School (July 5th to August 11th).
It is worth noting that although students may attend specialized schools, inclusive opportunities continue to prevail. For instance, five students from NJ Regional Day attended the summer arts program at Arts High School. Furthermore, this year saw the development of the high school ESY Program at Weequahic High School. The ESY program provided students with the opportunity to engage in summer learning and fun while also supporting related services as indicated in their IEPs. For more information on the activities occurring across the district for ESY, please click here.