Welcome to Springboard

  • working The Springboard program provides a supportive environment to students, aged eighteen to twenty-one, who are transitioning from high school to the field of work or higher education. Special emphasis is on career exploration, functional academics, and independent living skills. In providing individual instruction to enhance achievement of organizational skills, study skills, and learning strategies, Springboard offers a comprehensive array of transition services including travel training, job placement, and supportive employment with job coaches. With low a student/teacher ratio that allows for each student's individual development, each student explores vocational experiences in a variety of industrial fields, in both the public and private sector. Springboard offers an independent living lab to simulate apartment living so students grow towards independence. When students complete Springboard, they are linked to postgraduate support services such as DDD, DVR and adult recreation activities.

A Message from the Principal

  • The Springboard Program is one of the most unique programs in our District in that it is located in a house rather than a school building.  Our program utilizes two houses, one in Garfield and the other in Paramus, which greatly enhances transition opportunities for our students. The opportunity afforded us to utilize residential homes has had an enormous impact on our program's goal: To assist our students in achieving individual independence as they transition from school to adult life. Our students, all of whom have completed their academic requirements, benefit from our “Life Centered Career Education” curriculum that is designed to promote personal growth in Daily Living Skills, Personal Social Skills, and Occupational Guidance and Preparation.

    My door is always open for any student or parent.

    Robert Mortorano

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