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The Springboard Program

 

The Springboard Program is one of the most unique programs in the Bergen County Special Services School District in that it is located in a house rather than a school building. The Springboard 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.