WHO WE SERVE
"The Rockland BOCES Family Resource Center Foundation
was founded as a true labor of love".
The Rockland BOCES Family Resource Center (FRC) Foundation supports Rockland BOCES students and families. Rockland BOCES serves eight component school districts with a county-wide student population of approximately 42,810; individual students from the surrounding counties of Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, and Sullivan; as well as New York City and New Jersey. Programs include:
Special Education and Student Services
The Jesse J. Kaplan School is a center-based educational setting that offers a stimulating learning environment for students with developmental disabilities. The school promotes high educational standards for children ages 5-21 with autism, cognitive disabilities, medical fragility, and multiple disabilities. Please click here to view the Jesse J. Kaplan highlight video.
The Rockland BOCES Kaplan Community Development Center assists students with a wide range of disabilities in preparing for and making the transition to post-school learning, living, and working. The approach is collaborative; partnering with students, families and the community, we help our students achieve their greatest potential. Please click here to view the Kaplan Community Development Center highlight video.
The Hilltop School (K-8th grade) is for students with severe and intensive emotional, and learning challenges as well as high-functioning autism. This is a structured school model that utilizes a strength-based approach and incorporates positive behavioral interventions and supports. Please click here to view the Hilltop highlight video.
CBI Tech (9-12th grade) is an alternative secondary program for students with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges with a strong focus on career readiness, internships and employment. Please click here to view the CBI Tech highlight video.
River View (9-12th grade) is an alternative high school for students whose social, emotional, and learning needs require a unique therapeutic approach within a traditional school setting. Please click here to view the River View highlight video.
District-based RBOCES classrooms provide education and supports for students with special needs while they remain in their home school district. Please click here to view the District-based Special Education highlight video.
Pathways to College and Careers
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Rockland BOCES prepare high school students for success in college and careers by integrating academics with a specialized industry track. CTE offers students opportunities to develop the latest skills and earn highly valued technical certifications, while experiencing rigorous curriculum with real world applications. With the help of partners in government, local business and industry and trade associations, each Rockland BOCES CTE program prepares students to become lifelong learners and employable, productive citizens who can adapt to a rapidly changing and highly technological global economy. Please click here to view the CTE highlight video.
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) is a four to six year program (grades 9-14) focused on engaging students in hands-on, project-based learning to be successful in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students who successfully complete the program earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at no cost from Rockland Community College. Graduates are first in line for a job with industry partners in the growing STEM career fields. Please click here to view the PTECH highlight video.