COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL
Gerald Garfin, Principal
Explore the Possibilities
Room 235, Periods 1 - 9
Office Hours 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
HOWARD KAPLAN, House Supervisor (718) 944-2230
HENRY RAJKOWSKI, House Coordinator (718) 944-3469
SUSAN POLIN, Guidance Counselor (718) 944-3469
THERESA WILLIAMS, Family Para-Professional (718) 944-3469
GILDANA AMITRANO, House Assistant (718) 944-3470
Our program offers student the opportunity to earn a High School diploma within the least restictive environment, inclusion classes and team teaching experience.
Students are able to gain valuable work experience in:
General patient care
Special classes are offered in preparing student to pass the New York State Regents and Regents Competency Exams. For students that are enrolled in team teaching classes, we offer a support program.
|Computer Applications||Virtual Enterprise|
Academic Support Programs
|Double Periods in Math and English for 9th grade|
|Support classes and Resource room for Mainstreamed students|
New Continuum students integrated into mainstream population
Team Teaching - Academic and Elective subjects - Auto shop, virtual enterprise, food sciences, graphic arts, art, music, and computer science.
|After-school and Saturday tutoring|
|Literacy programs in reading, writing and mathematics|
Pathfinders House has several teachers who assist students with their planning, thinking and post-graduation activities by coordinating the following activities:
|Interest and abilities inventories activities|
|Informal career assessments|
|Vocational training program links|
|VESID orientation and intake|
|Part-time jobs - Hand-on experience - Summer jobs|
|Coordination of in-school career - work experiences|
|Partnership with Contemporary Guidance Serivces|
Alternative Assessment Program
Participation in New York State assessments is an important means of ensuring that all students are provided an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills addressed in the New York State Learning Standards. Federal special education law, specifically the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-97), requires that students with disabilities have access to the genenral curriculum, with the appropriate accomodations where necessary, and that they be assessed on the same curriculum standards as other students. In addition, Title I the No Child Left Behind Act (2001) requires that all students participate in State tests in English language arts. mathematics and science and performance results are reported. For the small number of students who cannot participate in the large-scale state assessments even with accomodations, the New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSAA) will be provided.
During the time in which the assessment is administered, evidence is collected in four learning areas: English language arts, social studies, mathematics and science. Minimally, the NYSAA assess student performance on one mandatory Alternative Performance Indicator (API) in each area. The assessment effectively links standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment.