The Fedcap School

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Basic Information

Address: 8 ST. CLOUD PLACE, West Orange, NJ 07052
County: ESSEX
School District: FEDCAP 4T
Phone Number: 973-677-0700
Fax Number: 973-677-1700

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Additional Information

President: CHRISTINE McMAHON
School Type: Approved High School for Students with Disabilities
Founded: 2011
Ages/Grades: 14-21
School Setting:

The Fedcap School is a New Jersey Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities. Through a unique work-study curriculum, students 13 through 21 who are classified as cognitively impaired, multiply disabled, behaviorally disabled or learning disabled learn to effectively handle life’s challenges so they can lead full, meaningful, independent and productive lives. The Fedcap School provides students and their families with guidance and support on the path to independence.
• Our areas of study: English, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health, Computer and Career Education.
• Our curriculum is tailored to meet individual needs.
• Our graduates leave with a state-issued high school diploma.
• Our students go on to local colleges and universities or receive transitional services through the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and NJ Rehabilitation Services.

School Size: 72 students
Classroom Size: Limit 12 students with a capacity aide
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Tuition:

369..72

Financial Aid:

n/a

Departments:

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS,SOCIAL STUDIES,ENGLISH, FINANCIAL LITERACY, MUSIC, ART, BUILDING TRADES,PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH, COUNSELING, COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS, DAILY LIVING SKILLS

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services: School Social Worker, LCSW, Behaviorist, Psychologist, RN, SPEECH, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, ONE-TO-ONE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT, WEEKLY COUNSELING, TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT, DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, MENTORING, JOB COACHING, INTERNSHIPS
Summer School: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

EACH CLASSROOM IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH INDIVIDUAL STUDENT COMPUTERS, SMART-BOARDS AND ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST INSTRUCTION.
Our computers and laptops: Use Windows 7, run a modern browser, run Java, and in some cases Flash compatible to online- examinations (PARCC, SAT), run programs to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, connect to wireless network and enable the use of a web camera and headset. Students participate in their instructional assignments using tools to access learning resources, manage time, communicate and collaborate with others, and manage their individual course requirements. Students use technologies to find, use and disseminate information; access text, image and audio files on the web (Digital Literacy Learning Outcomes), communicate using email and attachments, create basic documents, spreadsheets and presentations, manage and backup files using common file formats and use a common operating system to install and uninstall software, as well as manage software and settings.

School Championships:

2013 & 2014, 2017 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS- BOY’S BASKETBALL
2014, 2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP- COED SOFTBALL
2014 TRACK SPECIAL OLYMPICS-GIRLS 1ST PLACE 100 & 200 METER, BOYS 3RD PLACE 200 METER RACE & 3RD PLACE SHOT-PUT

School Clubs:

Gardening/Conservation, STEM, Boy's Basketball, COED Softball & Track, Chess, Art, Music

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Adjacent school/Church parking lot, wheelchair accessibility

Uniform Guidelines:

Students wear khaki pants/skirts/shorts with navy blue collar shirt with Fedcap logo. Gym Uniforms consist of navy blue or green sweatpants and logo t-shirts.

Admissions Requirements:

On-Going Admissions through CSTs and CMO's

Mission Statement:

Fedcap develops innovative, creative and sustainable solutions that help people surmount barriers, work toward economic independence, and effect change in their families and communities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Fedcap School is a New Jersey Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities. Through a unique work-study curriculum, students 13 through 21 who are classified as Cognitively Impaired, Multiply Disabled, Behaviorally Disabled or Learning Disabled learn to effectively handle life’s challenges so they can lead full, meaningful, independent and productive lives. The Fedcap School provides students and their families with guidance and support on the path to independence.

School History:

Since the spring of 1935, the Fedcap Organization has made a deep and lasting impact on the field of vocational rehabilitation and in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and their families. In 2011, The Fedcap School opened continuing the tradition of offering quality services through our unique educational programs helping young people achieve success in academics and employment. All our graduates leave the Fedcap School with a State Issued High School Diploma after the completion of 130 credits. Many students have applied to and been accepted to local Colleges and Universities while others received transitional services through NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Our primary focus is to give each student the support they need to move into a successful and self-sufficient adulthood by breaking barriers leading to high self-esteem, happiness and self-sufficiency.

Notes/School Information:

Organization Affiliation: NJEA,, ASAH (Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped), PCE (The Partnership for Children of Essex), NJDDD, NJDVR, NJDOA Child Nutrition program, Student Conservation Association,

School Schedule: 8:30 AM-3:00 PM, ESY- 9:00AM-2:00 PM
School days in Calendar Year: 215
School Holidays: Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (Winter Break), Dr. MLK, Jr. Birthday, President's Day, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Recess, Memorial Day, Summer Intercession
Community: 91.6% African American; 8.4% Hispanic

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