Midland students receive academic instruction, support services, related services, and transition services according to their individualized educational plan (IEP) and in accordance with the State of New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Standards.
The Midland academic curriculum is rooted in multi-sensory instruction, and while it meets the core curriculum standards, is also designed to help students reach their highest level of achievement in learning and independence in their development of social and living skills.
Related services are any developmental, corrective and supported services that are necessary to help students effectively benefit from their education services. To learn more about related services at Midland, click here.
Midland provides Extended School Year (ESY) services for those students whose educational needs and IEP warrant. ESY services allow for continued learning and progress beyond the regular school year, help prevent regressive loss of learned information and skills, and reduce the time necessary to regain knowledge and skills when the next school year begins.
The use of technology can be a great equalizer for students whose disabilities might prevent full participation in school, work, and the community. Assistive technology (AT) services at Midland, including full-time availability of an AT specialist, facilitate the provision and effective use of AT devices and services to support individual students’ educational programs.
Understanding and managing student behavior is critical to providing a positive learning environment for individual students, their classmates, and teachers and staff. Midland’s behavior management strategy is preventive and proactive, uses school-wide positive behavioral supports, and involves family members when necessary in meeting student behavioral needs.
Transition services are particularly important for students with disabilities and their families. Students of transition age – 14 to 21 years of age – who learn work-related skills, appropriate work attitudes and behavior, and community engagement are more likely to succeed when they leave school. Visit our Transition Page to learn more about Midland’s Career Education Program and our Road to the Community and Work Program.