Edgewood Community School
Students in Edgewood Residential and Day Treatment programs benefit from Edgewood on-site Community School.
Edgewood Community School is a dynamic program tailored to the unique needs of students who have significant learning and behavioral challenges. Special Education teachers create and implement individualized learning plans based on each student's specific needs. The standards based core curriculum which is identical to public school classrooms texts, are modified and incorporated into a therapeutic milieu. Instruction focuses on core academic subject matter skill development, critical social skills instruction, and relevant experiences which will help students transition to less restrictive school settings.
The school's professional staff works closely with each student, his or her family and clinical team, in an individualized and flexible manner. Edgewood Community School is a place where students who have had multiple school placement failures finally find academic success that has been elusive their whole lives. Our teachers build upon a student's strengths to foster the emotional, social, and academic skills necessary to graduate from Edgewood to a less restrictive school and mental health placement.
- IEP-based special education instruction in a small group classroom environment
- High staff-to-student ratio to ensure proper supervision
- Research-based reading remediation programs
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Access to innovative classroom technology such as digital whiteboards, Mac laptops and NeoSmart keyboards
- Extra-curricular sports teams with a focus on athletics, team building skills, sportsmanship, civic duty and leadership
- Therapeutic arts program engaging students in a variety of visual and performing arts
- Therapeutic after-school program
- Care management
- Therapeutic milieu (with a dedicated clinical "Treatment Manager")
- Individual and group psychotherapy
- Social skill development
- Emotional skill development
- Behavior analysis and behavioral planning
- Crisis intervention
- Family therapy/family conferencing
- Psychiatric/medications/nursing services
Comprehensive information about Edgewood Community School is available in our School Accountability Report Card. Download: School Accountability Report Card 12/13
Who It Helps
Students in Edgewood Residential and Day Treatment programs, ages 6-16 years, who suffer from a diagnosable psychiatric disorder that prevents them from attending a public school.
See "Who It Helps" on our Day Treatment pages for more information.
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Parents and guardians of children with severe mental health problems must be well informed about their rights. There are two federal laws that can help families secure appropriate educational services for their child:
- Section 504 is designed to ensure that individuals are not discriminated against on the basis of a number of factors, including a disability. ADHD and other early onset mental illnesses qualify as disabilities under section 504. Students with these illnesses may be entitled to receive a 504 plan that identifies appropriate accommodations or interventions for students with disabilities to help them achieve success in school.
- The accommodations provided in a 504 plan may not be enough for a child with ADHD to succeed in school. Parents may wish to consider seeking services for their child under IDEA. Special education services under IDEA go well beyond those typically provided in a 504 plan. These services involve the development of an individualized education program (IEP), which is a detailed plan outlining how the student's academic and social needs will be met to ensure that the student receives an appropriate education.