AHRC Middle / High School

Tel: (718)259-4389
Grades: 7-12 | 144 students
The AHRC Middle / High School can accept children between 13 and 21 years of age who reside in all New York City boroughs.
AHRC New York City's Education Department believes that children and adolescents grow & thrive in a nurturing, loving, & developmentally appropriate learning environment.
High quality developmentally appropriate instruction provides the foundation for independence, autonomy, and a sense of individual worth.
Parents are viewed as the primary educators of their children & partners in the educational endeavor.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Providing Services to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, those classified with emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities or other health impairments

Student Body

Total Students 144 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

School Notes

  • MHS is divided into two distinct programs: a middle school for students ages 12-14 and a high school for students ages 15-21.  Within these two “schools”, there are classrooms with ratios of 8:1:2 and 10:1:2, depending on the learning and behavioral needs of the students.  The classroom teachers are supported by an experienced, highly-trained team of School Administrators, Therapists, and Program Coordinators who assist the teachers in utilizing behavioral methods, employing structured teaching, and coordinating academic planning.  Instructional programming focuses on teaching basic academics, speech/language, self-help, daily-living, vocational, and social skills. Classrooms teachers utilize Individualized Goal Selection (IGS) and the Syracuse Curriculum to create lesson plans and devise appropriate learning objectives.
  • The various, research-supported approaches used at MHS include:
  •  -- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  •  -- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  •  -- Treatment and Education of Autistic and other related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)
  •  -- Word/Sign (Sign Language)
  •  -- Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices
  •  -- Art Education
  •  -- Music Education
  •  -- Sensory Room
  •  -- Multi-Sensory / Multi-Disciplinary Approach
  •  -- Technology (computers in each classroom)
  • Evidence-Based Programming and Curricula:
  •  -- Reading
  •  -- Math
  •  -- Science
  •  -- Social Studies
  •  -- Health Education
  •  -- Computer Lab
  •  -- Self-Help
  •  -- Daily Living Skills
  •  -- Social Skills
  •  -- Self-Advocacy Skills
  •  -- Person Centered
  •  -- PlanningTransition Planning
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  • The following are provided at the Middle/High School:
  •  -- Screenings
  •  -- Individualized Programs
  •  -- Small Classes (with high teacher / student ratios)
  •  -- Parent Trainings & Parent Workshops
  •  -- Community-Based Work Program
  •  -- Speech
  •  -- Occupational Therapy
  •  -- Consultant Model
  •  -- Counseling; Individual / Group
  •  -- Nurse on site

Profile last updated: 10/08/2014

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Hi , I am interested in volunteer position if there is any need for volunteers. I have been working as KS4 class teacher in an ASD school in London for the last 6 years and also worked as a teaching assistant for seven years in PMLD , MLD and EBD school in London . I am planning to come to NY and stay maximum of 3 months and come back and carry on my career in London.I have attached my CV and i would be appreciated if you could let me know if there is an opportunity for me to visit your school in September when I arrived to NY in September . Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Ufuk Mentes
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