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Category Archives: Standard 9 News

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.

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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.

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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 »

Mentors Bring a Powerful Message of Self Advocacy and Success to Students at Y.A.L.E. School

John Elder Robison at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry HillWhen New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed “Free-Range Aspergian” John Elder Robison came to The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus last November, students and staff demanded an encore. On April 30, 2012, Robison will return to Y.A.L.E. with his son Jack “Cubby” Robison, Jack’s girlfriend, Kirsten Lindsmith, and friend and colleague Alex Plank. All four guests are on the autism spectrum and delight in talking to kids and organizations to educate them about the true nature of people with autism and Asperger’s. Read More »

iPad Technology Offers Multiple Dimensions for Learning and Differentiated Instruction

Mansfield student with iPadApple’s iPad, one of the most sought-after educational tools of the twenty-first century, is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. No longer “receivers” of information, now students can enjoy a dynamic relationship with teachers—and the curriculum—as knowledge passes back and forth, facilitated by the iPad, a technology not much larger than a standard workbook. Last fall, The Y.A.L.E. School piloted a 1:1 student iPad program in several classrooms—and the devices quickly became indispensable. Read More »

Standard 9 Student Luke Mammel Performs for Kids at St. Andrew’s Preschool

VIDEO: Luke Mammel—a student in the Standard 9 Transition Concentration at Y.A.L.E.’s Cherry Hill Campus—loves music and loves to perform. He dreams of one day becoming a professional musician and children’s entertainer, so the staff set out to find him an audience. Read More »

Alumni Night Provides Y.A.L.E. Students a Bridge to the Future and a Link to the Past

Staff at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are always happy and proud when students graduate, but they are just as happy when students return to share stories of their life after Y.A.L.E. Whether graduates have moved on to college, a career, independent living—or all three—staff enjoy learning about how their transition to adulthood is progressing. It is not surprising, then, that Alumni Night is one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar. Read More »

iPads proving “app-propriate” for Standard 9 students

In an effort to improve the way students use technology in the classroom, the Y.A.L.E. Standard 9 concentration embarked on a new initiative for the 2011-2012 school year to use iPads as the main computing device for students and teachers. Each Standard 9 student and teacher was given his or her own iPad loaded with software apps that will be used for a variety of classroom tasks including e-textbooks, email and web browsing, note-taking, word processing, creating presentations, personal organization, and more. The adoption of iPads marks a new frontier in the Standard 9 concentration’s mission of integrating technology into all aspects of learning. Read More »