Extended School Year (ESY) Program


2017 Extended School Year Summer Program


Dates: July 5-August 15

Hours: 8:30am-2:00pm

Schedule exceptions: 12:30pm Dismissal on August 15

More information coming soon...


For those students who can benefit from some extra instruction time or additional reinforcement, Shepard Schools offer a 30-day Extended School Year program that emphasizes transition learning through job sampling, college exploration, social skills training and recreational activities.

Who It's For

Students in grades 5-12 with behavioral and/or learning difficulties who have ESY included in their IEPs; students who are preparing to move into
vocational and college tracks; students enrolled at Shepard during the regular school year, as well as students from other programs.

How It Works:

Students who need to make up class credit, or who are at risk of regressing in the months prior to the start of the new school year, receive academic instruction based on core curriculum standards in math, science, language arts and humanities. Instruction in art, music, cooking, computers and photography is also offered, and ESY students have the opportunity to take part in educational field trips, as well as recreational activities like swimming and horseback riding.

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Structured learning and transition skills instruction includes job sampling and coaching, college exploration visits, financial literacy lessons, creation and development of community service projects, and hands-on experience in culinary arts.

Shepard Schools' highly qualified, state certified teachers, social workers and school psychologists are trained in the Wolf Program©, an evidence-based social emotional learning program that utilizes social skills instruction, individual or group counseling, and a positive behavioral management point system.