Deron II Admissions

deron_admissionsStudents at the secondary level exhibit a wide range of academic, vocational and socialization skills. Following review, administrators assign each student to the program that will best meet his or her needs. Deron II offers three different programs:

  • Self-Contained Classes – for students who require full-time supervision and guidance.
    • Small class size, with a full-time teacher and teacher assistant.
    • Students remain with one teacher for academic subjects including Math, Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Health and Life Skills.
    • Students travel as a group with their teacher and/or teacher assistant to Physical Education, Music & Art, Home Economics–Foods & Sewing, Woodshop and Workshop/Transition classes.
  • Partially-Departmentalized Classes – for students who require social, academic and/or behavioral growth before advancing into the more independent Departmentalized Classes. Considered a transitional program, students receive closer supervision from their core academic teacher who also oversees their performance in all subject areas.
    • Small class size, with a full-time teacher and teacher assistant.
    • Students remain with their core teacher for academic subjects including Math, Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Life Skills.
    • Students travel as a group with their core teacher and/or teacher assistant to Health, Physical Education, Music & Art, Home Economics – Foods & Sewing, Woodshop and Workshop/Transition classes.
    • Students participate in enrichment classes, where they have the opportunity to pursue special topics and projects.
  • Departmentalized Classes – for students who are capable of moving independently throughout the building, following individualized schedules of required courses and elective classes. With a wide range of academic abilities, these students have shown relatively strong social skills.
    • Small class size, with different teachers for each academic subject area including Math, Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Transition Skills and Health.
    • Students are grouped primarily with the same peers for all academic subjects and Physical Education.
    • Given their chosen electives, students follow individualized schedules for Music & Art, Home Economics – Foods & Sewing, Woodshop and Workshop classes.
    • Students participate in selected enrichment classes, where they have the opportunity to pursue special topics and projects.

Many students advance from one program to the next as they develop the skills needed to do so.

Inquiries

All inquiries concerning placements should be referred to:

Donna Shelichach, Principal
130 Grove Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: 973.509.2777
Fax: 973.509.2515
E-mail: dshelichach