Dorothy B. Hersh High School
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for each student entering the school and is carried out by our staff of trained professionals. The entire program is geared toward helping students become as independent as possible. The curriculum offers a wide variety of subject matter to achieve this goal including:
such as functional reading, functional mathematics, computer use, communication skills, science and social studies.
Job Exposure & Employment Training
including job club, job seeking skills, job sampling, employer expectations, work attitudes (punctuality, initiative, etc.). Volunteer and paid work are available in a variety of setting such as offices, restaurants, day care centers and military installations.
Career Transitional/Training Skills
involving structural learning experience. Transition to adult work settings is fostered by classroom instruction, volunteer work and job experiences.
including speech therapy, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, physical therapy, music and/or art, horticulture therapy, vocational assessment social work, parent training and psycho/social groups.
Family Life Education
is designed to develop self-understanding, interpersonal relationships, knowledge of the human body, and drug and alcohol awareness.
Flexible Part-Time Options
are available to meet the needs of students, families and school districts.
Extended School Year
is a six week summer session available to students when recommended
After graduation … what??
Upon graduation, students often go directly into jobs in the community. Others may enter an adult vocational program or an adult training center. Follow-up contacts help assure that the graduates receive continued support to reach their personal goals for adult life.
The school’s Chief Administrator is fully certified by the New Jersey Department of Education. All classroom instructors are certified as Teachers of the Handicapped and all supplementary staff are certified in their specialties. Teacher assistants are assigned to all classroom instructors.
- New Jersey Department of Education
- New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Association of Schools & Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH)
- National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (NAPSEC)
The Arc of Monmouth is a member chapter of The Arc of the United States and The Arc of New Jersey.For further information please contact:
Hersh High School
1158 Wayside Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 493-3563
Fax: (732) 493-3427