What opportunities are available to allow my child to have a larger social network?
The Evergreen Program is recognized as a "school within a school". The Evergreen students can participate in all clubs, activities and sports that are offered at Leonia High School. By doing so, the students can be part of a social network enabling them to fully integrate into a larger school community.
Will my child be prepared for college?
The Evergreen students have the ability to take many college preparatory classes as well as advanced placement courses if recommended by the faculty. The students are always part of the planning process when determining their individual schedules. All students should be challenged academically so to better prepare them for the college experience.
What type of support is available if my child is having a hard time academically / emotionally?
Evergreen has a psychologist on duty to meet the emotional needs of the Evergreen students. Leonia High School provides tutoring Monday through Thursday sponsored by the National Honor Society to help meet the academic needs of all Leonia/Evergreen students. Evergreen also provides a study skills period whereby a student can work on projects, seek additional help from a teacher, complete assignments and work on organizational skills and time management.
What criteria do you use to place a student in a mainstream class?
The student must be emotionally and academically ready to meet the challenges of mainstreaming. Though support and guidance is available, the student must be able to assimilate into the group dynamics of a classroom setting. Initially there is always an expected anxiety as one fully becomes integrated into mainstream, but hopefully this dissipates over time.
What does a Behavioral Management Plan consist of and can it be customized to the student's individual needs?
Unless there is a clearly definable Behavioral Management Plan in the student's IEP, all interventions, behavioral contracts and Behavioral Management Plans would be customized to individual needs.
Are there counseling services available?
Counseling services are available. In addition to counseling, we offer college planning services, transition planning, work study and internship programs.