Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Campus

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Campus Description

Y.A.L.E. School’s Cedar Creek campus, located near the Atlantic City Expressway in Atlantic County New Jersey serves students 14 to 18 years of age with one or a combination of social and learning disabilities, such as high-functioning autism, Asperger’s disorder (Asperger's syndrome), Social Communication Disorder, specific learning disabilities, or emotional and/or social difficulties. Some students may have a clinical diagnosis of anxiety disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), mood, personality, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorders.

The Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek campus operates inside Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Cedar Creek is a public high school founded in 2010 and is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.

Y.A.L.E. School Cedar Creek Team Leaders:

Barry Walker, B.A., - Campus Supervisor at Y.A.L.E.’s Mullica Township and Cedar Creek Campuses.

Barry joined the staff at Y.A.L.E. School's Northfield campus in 2000, where he worked with students with social and behavioral difficulties for more than a decade.  In 2012, he moved to the Mullica campus’s school-within-a-school program serving students on the autism spectrum. He was instrumental in establishing the Cedar Creek program.

Barry holds a bachelors degree in Marketing from Stockton College and has studied special education at Rowan University.

A career educator, Barry has found his passion working with students on the autism spectrum.

The Egg Harbor City campus offers:

  • Low student-to-staff ratio
  • Small classes limited to 6-8 students
  • Highly qualified, NJDOE Certified, dually certified teacher
  • Highly trained teacher assistant(s)
  • Exposure to and inclusion in public high school experiences (where appropriate)
  • Rigorous high school academic curriculum
  • Ongoing consultation with Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or School Psychologist
  • Counseling and related services offered by Y.A.L.E. to be arranged based upon the IEP
  • Regular communication between school, home and the student’s home district

Students will possess the requisite skills (academic/social/emotional) to participate in selected related arts classes such as lunch, physical education, music, art, technology etc. with support from the Y.A.L.E. staff. The Y.A.L.E. students will be invited to participate in and/or observe school clubs and activities such as sporting events, assemblies, plays and other events throughout the school year. This “school within a school” program will offer the benefits of varying levels of exposure to typical high school students and is designed to promote increased confidence in social and peer relationships leading to college acceptance or workplace readiness upon graduation.

Cedar Creek Campus Details
Address1701 New York Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Phone(856) 528-9640
Fax
AdmissionsKaren Huber
(856) 482-5252 ext. 150
EmailEmail this campus
Age range14-18
DiagnosesADHD, anxiety disorders, "Asperger's", Autism spectrum disorders, emotional disabilities, Social Communication Disorder, or specific learning disabilities
TypeSchool-within-a-school

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Testimonials about Y.A.L.E. School Social Learning

Tracy H.

Parent

My son started at Y.A.L.E. in middle school and is now in 10th grade.  The transition from middle school to high school was so smooth.  The staff is very helpful and creative with my son’s ever–changing needs.  The life skills course has had such a positive impact and has given him many useful  tools for independence.  Before coming to Y.A.L.E. he was so unhappy,  feeling so misunderstood and out of place.  He is thriving now and even with his ongoing struggles we have the support of the Y.A.L.E. staff who we are so very grateful for.”

Steve S.

Former student

“My previous special education school and my local board of education had already written me off at the age of 8 prior to attending Y.A.L.E. School. Within a year after I finished my time at Y.A.L.E., I was declassified and never turned back! At the Cherry Hill campus I was not only met with support and empathy, but I was given opportunities to flourish athletically, academically, and artistically. All of those traits led to me eventually getting accepted to Rowan University. There is no doubt in my mind that I owe a great part of my success to the four years I spent at Y.A.L.E. in my formative, pre-adolescent years.”

Stella N.

Parent

“My son has been attending the Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill for five years. The teachers, counselors, therapists and administrators at Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill are, in my opinion, the best of the best. They have provided many opportunities for my son to grow emotionally, develop academically, and become more self-sufficient, as well as independent. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, my son has developed meaningful relationships with his peers and has become more self-confident.” 

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