Welcome to Visions Emerson
The VISIONS Program educates students with multiple disabilities in grades seven through twelve, ranging in age from thirteen to twenty-one. Students work in a supportive yet challenging environment designed to maximize educational opportunities within a traditional high school setting. Junior and Senior high school courses are aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards; modifcations are offered.
The program offers inclusion/mainstreaming opportunities based upon each student’s abilities, interests, and grade level. Related services — physical, speech, and occupational therapy, as well as counseling — are available according to each student’s Individual Education Plan. Transition services are an integral part of the program. Nursing services are also available.
VISIONS utilizes a number of strategies and assistive technologies to bring high-interest, relevant academic activities to its students. VISIONS staff members believe that in this safe environment, the greater the expectations, the greater the achievements.
Progress is reported ten times during the school year. Students receive quarterly Emerson report cards and mid-marking period reports, and two comprehensive Progress Reports from Bergen County Special Services. Progress reports are generated in January and June or to coincide with the I.E.P meeting. All students participate in the State-mandated PARCC assessments. Modifcations are made according to each student’s Individual Education Plan.
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!