Welcome to Bogota Program
The Bogota Program, located at the Bogota Junior/Senior High School, educates 7th- and 8th-grade students who are academically challenged and require additional support in a mainstream general education environment. Assisting students with multiple disabilities, the Program focuses on developing educational and motivational strategies to best serve each student’s individualized academic and social needs. The Bogota Program offers self-contained special education classes and general education classes with in-class support, and is specifically designed to assist students in transitioning from self-contained classrooms to the least restrictive environment.
The students in the Bogota Program face demands and academic and social challenges that make it difficult for them to succeed in a traditional general education setting. This program strives to continually strengthen the student’s academic abilities through individualized instruction, small group lessons, and one-to-one assistance while focusing on learning gaps, communication skills, and behavioral management.
The Bogota Program's mission is to work collaboratively while integrating within a mainstream setting. The classroom offers cutting-edge technology which is incorporated into all interactive lesson planning. The Bogota setting offers a sense of security, community, and familiarity for the students as the gap between special education and general education grows smaller.
In order to meet the needs of the students, Bergen County Special Services has supplied the Bogota Program with a full-time teacher and two paraprofessionals, as well as an array of support personnel that includes the following:
- Computer Technology Specialist
- Learning Consultant
- School Psychologist
- Student Assistance Counselors
- Behavior Management Specialist
- Teacher in Charge
A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to a wonderful and exiting 2017 -2018 school year! It is our hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable summer. As summer draws to a close we commence into yet another year filled with academic wonder, stimulating lecture and state of the art technology. Our faculties are dedicated and committed in providing our students with supportive and challenging learning environments whereby each student has an opportunity to meet their academic, social and emotional needs.
BCSSSD offers many educational options. Whether self contained schools or working within a host sight in collaboration with other schools, we assure you the highest quality education. We continue to offer an array of special services and itinerant services that would best serve the needs of your child. Progressive and innovative staff continually strives to meet the individualized needs of our students by developing alternative strategies that are geared to personal success and to provide a student with the desire to learn and achieve. Faculty will be working on a number of initiatives including Robotics, integration of technology and emphasize on reading and writing in all content areas with our students.
We are excited to start another year and look forward in keeping in close communication with all of you. Remember the motto, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” Let us all have a wonderful, successful, and safe 2017-2018 school year!