The three keys to the school’s continued success include:
Annually the Fedcap School serves an average of 60-65 students. Each June, 100% of eligible students graduate with a New Jersey High School Diploma.
Students experience a diverse array of programming within our innovative curriculum (which includes Virtual Reality technology, smartboards, laptops and Wi-Fi broadband Jetpacks for remote learning), competitive Physical Education & Athletics’ programs, and our exciting vocational electives such as Building Trades, Farm to Table Greenhouse, and Therapeutic Industrial Arts and Music Recording/Engineering classes.
Our goal is to provide every student with the tools for post-graduation success, including coping skills, time management, prioritization, decision making, critical thinking and many more. We are a proud part of the Fedcap Group family and we believe in THE POWER OF POSSIBLE.
The Fedcap School serves 65 students in eight classrooms (each with a dually certified teacher and classroom aide) for 180 days during the regular school year session and 35 days in the extended school year sessions. Hours of operation are 8:30am to 3:00pm and 9:00am to 2:00pm, respectively.
Our certified staff are skilled professionals who provide a nurturing, caring environment that supports students’ educational, social and emotional growth. All staff are certified in CPR, Professional Crisis Management and Handle with Care Crisis Behavior Management.
Our therapeutic environment helps students develop greater self-awareness in a safe space.
Our students are supported by the Wrap Around Model that ensures everyone – student, family, caregivers and staff – works as a team to support and reinforce positive development in all areas of the student’s life.
Our core academic curriculum includes English, science, mathematics, social studies, world language, and physical education. Students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP) are implemented and aligned through the NJ Student Learning Standards. We use web-based programs such as i-Ready® from Curriculum Associates, a single K–12 adaptive, diagnostic web-based learning tool for reading and mathematics, and PLATO Learning© from Edmentum™.
Our diverse electives expose students to vocations that often lead to careers. Electives engage students, reflect their interests and are based on their IEPs. Subjects include art, music, engineering and recording, building trades, Black Seal low- pressure boiler operations and culinary arts.
Our internships provide students with positive role models, marketable works skills and letters of reference, and allow them to explore career interests and build professional networks. Students gain tangible and valuable experience working over 30 hours per week in a professional setting, while earning a stipend. Internship partners have included Walgreens, CVS, Shoprite, Newark Lumber, Mountainside Hospital, as well as restaurants, day care centers and automotive shops.
Our students can track their graduation requirements and timeframe through an accelerated learning tool.
Our students have the benefit of Fedcap’s signature GetReady!™ and PrepNOW™ interactive, web-based curricula, which provide work-readiness training and preparation for continuing education and employment. Our Transition Program also includes money management, banking, travel training, exposure to community resources, and information about securing housing and government benefits.
We are committed to developing leaders. Our Leadership Program sharpens communication skills and helps our students become leaders, think critically and work effectively within teams to reach pre-determined goals.
Our students participate in sports including basketball, softball, and track and field. The program helps students learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-discipline. The Fedcap School is a proud participant in the Essex County Special Olympics.
Our students develop a greater awareness of self and others as they learn to understand their triggers, take a time-out to regroup, learn how to respond differently to stress and acquire new, positive behaviors.