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Category Archives: Standard 9 News

Students harvest the delicious results of community gardening project

5D9B8446Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in Camden as part of a USDA grant. Ms. Claus’s Cherry Hill Lower School ESY classroom is also helping out by watering the plants in the on-campus garden. Students began growing the vegetables at the community gardens and on campus in the spring, and this summer’s result was a delicious salsa! Read More »

Mobility matters at Y.A.L.E. School

Driving SimulatorIn fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include: Read More »

Rutgers Autism paratransit study looking for adult participants

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below.

Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)

Save the date for Alumni Night 2015

Attention, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Standard 9 grads: Alumni Night 2015 is happening on January 9th 2015. We need your input to help plan it! Go to our Y.A.L.E. School Alumni website and let us know where you want to meet up!

Cherry Hill Campus Student Named “Most Improved” by Camden County Board of Freeholders

Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill student named Camden County's "Most Improved"Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus senior Anthony Goodson was awarded “Most Improved Student” by the Camden County Board of Freeholders as part of their “Best of Class of 2014.”

The certificate was signed by Louis Capelli, Jr., Freeholder Director, and Ed McDonnell, Freeholder Deputy Director. Read More »

Overnight Experiences Teach Independence

This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service.

Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting. Read More »

Alumni Night 2014 for Cherry Hill and S9 graduates at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon

January 10, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alumni Night for Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Upper School graduates, Standard 9 and PST graduates, and current Standard 9 students. From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday January 10th at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon, NJ.

Read more and register online now »

VIDEO: Standard 9 Transition Students Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Burlington County

Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts.

The ReStore is staffed entirely by volunteers and helps keep tons of materials out of landfills while providing volunteer opportunites for people in the community. We made this video to illustrate our students giving back to the local community at one of the many sites where volunteering and service-learning combine with career preparation as part of our transition curriculum. Read More »

Alumni Night 2013 for Cherry Hill and Standard 9

January 11, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alumni Night for Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Upper School graduates, Standard 9 and PST graduates, current Upper School Seniors and Standard 9 students. From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Cherry Hill campus.

Read more and register online now »

Did You Know? 89 Percent of Standard 9 Grads Entered College

S9 Graduates 2012Preparing students to make the transition to college or other post-secondary education is a key aspect of The Y.A.L.E. School’s Standard 9 Transition Concentration. Last year, eighty-nine percent of students graduating from Y.A.L.E.’s Standard 9 Scholars option entered college, including two who were accepted into college honors programs. Below is a list of the schools where they were accepted after leaving Y.A.L.E.. Read More »