The academic program offers courses designed to challenge students in traditional areas as well as a range of elective courses in order to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Individual and small group tutorials are provided for students who require more remedial instruction. Tutorials are conducted by trained faculty in conjunction with the student's individual learning style assessment using techniques such as the Wilson Learning Systems and Renaissance Programs approach to reading. Small classes, prescriptive tutoring, computer assisted instruction, and a multisensory approach in teaching contribute to students' educational growth and help increase their self-esteem.
C.A.P.S Program - Center for the Advancement of Post Secondary Studies
The Career Program, now known as the Center for the Advancement of Post Secondary Studies, was established in 1986 as an extension of the pre-vocational training which students received in the Maplebrook Academic Program. Over the years it has been carefully groomed as a program based on students successfully completing the goals and objectives designed to prepare them for integration into today's world. Through small group and individualized instruction, the student will be assisted in reaching his/her academic, social, vocational, and physical potential.
N.C.I. - Northeast Collegiate Institute
The Northeast Collegiate Institute offers students with learning disabilities a unique collegiate experience while developing the foundational skills necessary for independence and self-sufficiency. NCI faculty and staff design and implement an individualized program that includes academic, social, and independent living goals. With support and guidance, NCI students realize their potential and chart a path to success.
T.L.C. Program - Transitional Living Center
The Transitional Living Center is an apartment living program enrolling up to ten young adults and is dedicated to enhancing independence with full-time employment or matriculation in Dutchess Community College. The program allows young adults to experience "real life" in a safe, supportive atmosphere, including life skills support, group social skills counseling, recreational opportunities as well as vocational guidance.
Little Professors Daycare
The Little Professors Daycare program is a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help and encourage our three, four and five year old youngsters to develop within themselves an excellent foundation for creative learning. The purpose is to assist our children to develop the habits, attitudes, skills, appreciations and ideas which will leave them with an overall positivie attitude toward school and learning.
Maplebrook School’s Summer Program embraces the idea that not all students learn the same and that the summer months can cause a student to lose critical academic skills. Research shows that the few months of loss in reading and math skills over the summer months compounds over the years. Experience tells us that after students attend Maplebrook’s Summer Program and benefit from the structure and support, they return to school in the fall ready to “hit the ground running."
The Etkin Environmental Center
In response to Maplebrook's quest to become a more green and sustainable campus, a new and exciting program has been established on the postsecondary campus - The Etkin Environment Center. The center provides the classroom and experiential setting to explore nature as well as learn that we all have the powerful ability to nurture the natural world.
We hope that you enjoy learning more about what the Etkin Environmental Center will offer our students and the surrounding community.
Etkin Environmental Center Brochure