The Springboard Program is one of the most unique programs in our District in that it is located in a house rather than a school building.
Our program utilizes two houses, one in Garfield and the other in Paramus, which greatly enhances transition opportunities for our students. The opportunity afforded us to utilize residential homes has had an enormous impact on our program's goal: To assist our students in achieving individual independence as they transition from school to adult life. Our students, all of whom have completed their academic requirements, benefit from our “Life Centered Career Education” curriculum that is designed to promote personal growth in Daily Living Skills, Personal Social Skills, and Occupational Guidance and Preparation.
The Springboard Program was honored with the Innovations in Special Education Award from the NJ School Boards Association. All of our staff and students are justly proud of this accomplishment.
If you would like further information about the Springboard Program, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays. We, at Millburn, are well underway into the New Year. Faculty, staff and students are "gearing up" for what is shaping up to be a most exciting and busy 2014.
Plans are underway for our Winter Carnival (1/15/14), Chinese New Year Celebration (1/29/14) and our Valentine's Day Celebration (2/12/14). Please visit our events and spotlights section and calendar on our web page for additional information and updates.
At Millburn, we continue to provide a comprehensive school program to students ages three through twenty-one with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Programming offers an exciting academic / functional / career-based curriculum that includes an integrated therapy approach to instruction. All instruction will also continue to be aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards. Community-based instruction will allow students to continue to achieve exposure to workplace skills as well as aspects of industry.
Please check back for program updates throughout the school year.