The JCFS Therapeutic Day School offers a dynamic academic and enrichment curriculum as part of its commitment to creating opportunities for student success.
Visual Arts Instruction
Students participate in an extensive visual arts program every week in the school’s Art Studio. Instruction is provided by a creative arts teacher who is also a practicing artist. Hands-on projects completed during the school year include clay, pottery, charcoal, collage, jewelry-making and more. Twice during the school year students can opt to select pieces of their artwork to sell at the school’s Student Art Sale.
Animal Assisted Therapy Service
Sparky, the JCFS Therapeutic Day School’s official therapy dog visits students weekly as part of the school’s Animal Assisted Therapy Service. Sparky’s unlimited smiles and unconditional acceptance can work wonders in the cultivating self-esteem and self-confidence in students with special behavioral and emotional needs, including lowering students’ blood pressure, encouraging more focused interaction and lifting moods in the classroom! Sparky is a small but very important (and well-loved) member at the school.
Once annually the school hires outside certified Driver’s Education Instructors to provide training to a select number of eligible high-school juniors and seniors. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction onsite during the school day and can complete their behind-the-wheel hours.
Extended School Year
Extended School Year (ESY) is a five-week long summer academic program for students determined eligible in their Individualized Education Program or IEP. ESY is offered to help minimize student regression in academic gains and social-emotional development and strengthen core academic skills. ESY maintains the integrity and supports of the regular school year with a highly structured environment, a low student-to-teacher ratio, and a balanced blend of classroom academics, enrichment programming and recreational activities.