Special Services

The Watchung Hills Regional High School District endeavors to provide the “least restrictive environment” for all students requiring support services. This department provides a continuum of sequential programs to meet students' individualized learning needs.

Co-Teaching (or the In-Class Resource Program) occurs in general education classrooms where students require assistance in the areas of organizational skills, study skills, curriculum reinforcement using varied instructional strategies. The co-teaching model provides students with an opportunity to interact with general and special educators who work collaboratively to maximize educational learning experiences in the general education classroom.

A Resource Center Replacement Program provides a replacement curriculum for those students with disabilities requiring a differentiated approach to graduation requirements. The Resource Center program parallels the general education curriculum. Courses are designed to incorporate NJ Core Content Standards with appropriate modifications as well as provide small group instruction, using a multi-modal approach.

A Career Academic Resource Experience (LLD Program) is designed to meet the needs of the learning and language disabled student whose educational goals are appropriately met in a highly structured, individualized program that incorporates career academics, behavioral and social skills, functional life skills, and vocational training. Students fulfill the mandated course requirements in the areas of English, history, math, science, health, and adaptive physical education through the LLD/Special Education curriculum. In addition, students participate in a variety of school-to-work transition experiences through the vocational courses and off-site student internship opportunities. A Transition Coordinator works with the case manager and students' families to plan a program of studies focused on teaching students vocational skills.