The Transition Center at Wood-Ridge Middle School educates students, grades 5 through the age of twenty-one, with special needs who demonstrate delays in the cognitive and behavioral domains. Instruction focuses on developing each student's independent living skills to their full potential. The Transition Center provides a full day school- and community-based learning environment, which includes Individual Education Plan (IEP)-driven instruction focusing on the mastery of functional academic skills required for daily living and working in the community. All students benefit from training in the areas of health; personal, workplace, and travel safety; and appropriate social interactions. Through work internships, functional academics, and a variety of daily living experiences, students are prepared to become true citizens of their communities.
Academics are aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Progress Reports are issued three times per year, with Parent Conferences held in November and upon request. The New Jersey Alternative Proficiency Assessment test is administered as mandated. In addition to traditional academics, students receive instruction in art, music, adaptive physical education, and health education.
Welcome back to a wonderful and exiting 2016 -2017 school year! It is our hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable summer. As summer draws to a close we commence into yet another year filled with academic wonder, stimulating lecture and state of the art technology. Our faculties are dedicated and committed in providing our students with supportive and challenging learning environments whereby each student has an opportunity to meet their academic, social and emotional needs.
BCSSSD offers many educational options. Whether self contained schools or working within a host sight in collaboration with other schools, we assure you the highest quality education. We continue to offer an array of special services and itinerant services that would best serve the needs of your child. Progressive and innovative, our staff continually strives to meet the individualized needs of our students by developing alternative strategies that are geared to personal success and to provide a student with the desire to learn and achieve.
We are excited to start another year and look forward in keeping in close communication with all of you. Remember the motto, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” Let us all have a wonderful, successful, and safe 2016-2017 school year!
Dr. Seema Lodhi, Ed, D.