The North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities High School offers educational and therapeutic programs for students ranging in age from pre-teen to young adult.
Our goals are to help each young adult reach his or her fullest social, civic and vocational potential. Students receive instruction in Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Gym, Music, Pre-vocational Areas and functional activities of daily living. Instruction is focused on attaining the NJ Core Curriculum Standards. The high school is an approved ssite for the administration of standardized testing for GEPA, HSPA , APA and DLM.
Our professional team of talented teachers, therapists and para-professionals, creates the finest special education high school in New Jersey. All share a strong sense of caring for students in a disciplined and achievement oriented environment. Students at all levels are challenged and encouraged to achieve their personal best.
For more information call the Agency at 973-772-0148.
Computer Access and Augmentative Communication Lab
In the Computer Access and Augmentative Communication Lab, the technological needs of our students are evaluated and they are provided accessible means to benefit from the technology. Using a variety of software, hardware, augmentative communication devices and environmental control units, students develop written and verbal communication and problem solving skills. Students actively participate in the classroom, pre-vocational and social settings with the use of technology which enrich their lives and help prepare them for future employment.
The high school Job Quest Program provides a community based work experience for our students. Students receive ongoing training with a job coach at community sites such as: CVS Pharmacy, Clifton Public Library, Clifton Recycling Center, Shop Rite Supermarket and K-Mart in Botony Village. The goal of the program is to provide students with realistic vocational training which assist them in making career choices in the future.
Life Skills Program
The Life Skills Program is an innovative program where students venture into the community utilizing the skills they have been practicing in their classroom and therapy sessions. Students visit malls, grocery stores, laundromats, beauty salons, museums and movie theaters. They take public transportation whenever possible. Communication, money management, problem solving and community mobility are integrated into each trip.