• OUR PROGRAM

    Our Middle/High School program is much like a traditional secondary school in that each class will move to various classrooms throughout the course of the school day. However, classes are differentiated by modifying teaching styles and class size.

    The South Bergen Jointure Commission strives to provide students with an organized, predictable, and nurturing school environment. We offer a small student-to-teacher ratio that emphasizes positive growth and accomplishment. By highlighting our students’ strengths we promote self-confidence. The SBJC offers students the opportunity to succeed through successful academic achievement, opportunities for positive social interaction, and effective transition planning.


    ACADEMICS

    Our SBJC teachers and staff are Highly Qualified and certified in all of the appropriate areas of curriculum. Each students’ academic program is based on the Child’s IEP and the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Instruction for each student is tailored to the uniqueness of the individual learner. The South Bergen Jointure Commission offers academic instruction in the areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, recreation, vocational training, and domestic life skills. The students are instructed individually, in a small group, and/or as a class when appropriate. Our goal for our students is to mainstream into a less restricted environment. Our departmentalized schedule is consistent with conventional middle/high schools and can facilitate a student’s return to the mainstream.


    COMMUNITY-BASED INSTRUCTION

    The SBJC Middle/High School provides its students with the opportunity to participate in sustained and repeated instructional activities in the community that are directly related to the goals and objectives in the student’s Individual Education Program. The activities meet the individual needs of the student in one or more of the following domains: Vocational, Domestic, Community, Recreation and Leisure.


    AUTISM PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    • 2:1 Student to Staff Ratio
    • Full time specialized staff
    • ABA philosophy
    • Direct Academic Instruction
    • Social Skills Instruction
    • Vocational Skills Training
    • Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy on site
    • Community Based Instruction
    • Comprehensive, coordinated transition services
    • Use of various forms of technology such as: IPads, Smart Boards, various communication devices, Apple and Windows computers, film making software, 3D Printers, Laser Engraver, etc.

    MULTIPLY AND BEHAVIORALLY DISABLED PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    • 3:1 Students to Staff Ratio
    • Full time specialized staff
    • Full time clinical staff
    • Individual & Small Group Counseling
    • Social Skills Instruction
    • Vocational Skills Training
    • Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy on site
    • Community Based Instruction
    • Comprehensive, coordinated transition services
    • Use of various forms of technology such as: iPads, Smart Boards, various communication devices, Apple and Windows computers, film making software, 3D Printers, Laser Engraver, etc.