Expansion of Collier High School Kateri Program

Expansion of Collier High School Kateri Program
Posted on 10/17/2019
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Collier High School Kateri Program is a specialized program designed to meet the needs of students who benefit from a smaller environment with emphasis on individualized support. The Collier High School Kateri Program is located within Collier School on Collier’s 260-acre campus. 

Collier High School Kateri program was recently relocated to the third floor of Smith Hall. This newly renovated space includes a community room where students and staff “check in” in the mornings, four large instructional areas, confidential offices for social workers and administration to provide the quality education and therapeutic services these students need. The new décor creates a very calming and comfortable environment which allows students to feel relaxed and safe. Furthermore, this new, larger space enables the Kateri program to admit more students into this dynamic and crucial program of Collier High School.

Collier High School Kateri Program offers students:

  • A smaller, more specialized high school program for students who benefit from a calmer, cohesive learning environment where distractions and transitions are kept to a minimum
  • A restorative, positive behavior approach to foster self-esteem, self-mastery and positive inter-relationship skills
  • Lower student to teacher ratio (5:1)
  • Incentive and support systems to promote on-task behaviors and focus
  • Opportunities to join the high school’s athletic teams and clubs as appropriate
  • Service Learning Component that melds educational and social-skills objectives with community needs
  • Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Individual counseling on a regular and day-to-day basis as necessary

Collier High School Kateri Program’s curriculum follows state-mandated core-content standards for all subjects. Courses are taught by highly-trained subject area teachers selected for their devotion and skill in educating children with special needs.

Collier High School Kateri Program is ideal for students with: 

  • ADHD
  • High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Poor Impulse control
  • School Phobia

For more information, conatact Judy Chevalier 732-946-4771x293 or jchevalier@collieryouthservices.org