NYSAA (New York State Alternatively Assessed) Programs

Students in 4:1:2 and 6:1:2 NYSAA classes present with significant cognitive difficulties as well as social and behavioral disabilities. These classes are in academy settings, which in addition to providing social work and psychologist support, also have crisis support. Students work on functional academics in all areas, including activities of daily living and life skills. These students also participate in PBIS, a school-wide behavior management system, as well as behavioral Response to Intervention (RTI).  At the high school level, students have the opportunity to participate in work-based experiences.

Questar III’s 8:1:1 NYSAA students attend classes in district based buildings. These students exhibit multiple disabilities including significant cognitive and academic delays, and potentially physical disabilities. They do not exhibit behaviors that require the supports and resources available in an academy setting. Focus in these classrooms is on activities of daily living and life skills along with academics. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to participate in work-based experiences. Social work support is provided in these programs.

  • Elementary School – 4:1:2, 6:1:2 and 8:1:1
  • Middle School – 4:1:2, 6:1:2 and 8:1:1
  • High School – 4:1:2, 6:1:2 and 8:1:1

Contact Information

Kimberly Rockenstyre
Interim Director of Special Education
518-479-6852
krockenstyre@questar.org

Deb McDermott
Administrative Assistant
518-479-6849
dmcdermott@questar.org

Upcoming Events

Thu 14

REC Faculty Meeting

December 14 @ 2:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 14

Board of Education Meeting

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 15

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Health Insurance Trust

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 18

Questar III Business Official Meeting

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 25

Holiday Recess – No School

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018