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