Fox Meadow Middle/High School
Shauna suffered a stroke at 16 and had to learn how to do everything all over again, how to walk, how to talk, how to read and study. Andres was a self-described “troubled student” in a local high school with little direction and few prospects for the future. Both students, and countless others, each with his or her own story, came to Fox Meadow Middle/High School and found success. When they graduated, Shauna and Andres were both bound for college.
Fox Meadow serves students in grades 7 through 12 with a variety of social, emotional and learning needs. The school accepts students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as well as those in the general education program. Located on BOCES’ Fox Meadow campus off Route 132 in Yorktown Heights, Fox Meadow helps students who may have been lost in a large high school to find their way.
Classes are structured with one teacher and one aide for every eight students. Students are taught by certified content area teachers and special education teachers. Two behavior specialists are on site and group and individual counseling is woven into the school week, with services provided by a school social worker or school psychologist. Occupational, physical and speech language therapy are also available for students who need these supports.
Fox Meadow classes are very small, which helps create a bond between students and teachers. In addition to academic classes including English Language Arts, Algebra 1, Living Environment, Global Studies, U.S. History, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Physical Education and Art, Fox Meadow offers an on-site carpentry class, urban forestry and culinary programs.
Some of the programs offered at Fox Meadow include:
The Fifth Year GED Program
This program provides customized academic instruction and emotional and transitional support to students who wish to earn a high school equivalency diploma by taking the TASC exam.
The Regional Alternative High School
This school serves students who have been recommended by a high school counselor or the Committee on Special Education. It provides a structured, supportive environment and individualized instruction to help students fulfill the academic requirements for graduation.
The Tech Center
Career and Technical Education is available for Fox Meadow students through the Tech Center, which offers courses in 40 areas such as automotive repair, advertising art and design, engineering, cosmetology, fashion design and law enforcement.
For additional information, please contact:
Fredericka R. Butler