“Our son will eventually transition back to the public school, but for now, Y.A.L.E. is giving him the solid foundation to build on in order to be successful." — Steven and Caroline H.
The Y.A.L.E. School’s curriculum emphasizes ongoing academic achievement. We use evidence-based teaching methods to maximize each student’s opportunities for intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
Teachers at The Y.A.L.E. School frequently assess student performance. They meet in teams to decide how each student’s instruction can be fine-tuned to maximize continued progress toward IEP goals.
This systematic process, called formative assessment, allows teachers to match instructional strategies to a student’s level and learning needs. Students receive academic instruction in:
Levels of instruction vary by campus and are based on the needs of each student. Students at some of our campuses may be at or above grade level, while those on other campuses may be below grade level and will need significant modifications and adaptions to the curriculum (see sample high school curriculum grid below for example).
Many of The Y.A.L.E. School’s campuses offer individualized instruction in reading and written expression. For students who need systematic instruction in phonics or other aspects of reading, The Y.A.L.E. School uses specialized, evidence-based approaches.
Because reading is challenging to so many of our students, certified reading specialists routinely consult with teachers to discuss student progress, monitor the effectiveness of instructional strategies, and, if needed, adapt instruction.
Teachers at The Y.A.L.E. School use many ways to teach, including tutoring, direct instruction, discrete trial teaching, strategy instruction, peer-based learning, and small interactive group instruction.
(for Cherry Hill, Northfield, and Williamstown campuses only)
*Exceptions to the curriculum listed below may be made based upon individual students’ needs.
|Track I||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|English||English 1: Multicultural Literature||English 2: Mystery & Adventure||English 3: American Literature||English 4: World Literature|
|Math||Algebra or Geometry||Geometry or Algebra 2||Algebra 2 or Trigonometry||Trigonometry or Calculus|
|Social Studies||World Geography||US History 1||US History 2||Economics|
|Track II||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|English||English 1: Bridges to Literature or Language of Literature||English 2: Bridges to Literature or Language of Literature||English 3: Literature of Language||English 4: English Composition or Language of Literature|
|Math||Life Skills Math||Fundamentals of Algebra or Consumer Math||Fundamentals of Geometry or Fundamentals of Algebra||Math for World of Work or
Fundamentals of Geometry
|Science||Earth Science||Biology||Physical Science||Environmental Science|
|Social Studies||World History||US History 1||US History 2||Civics|
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