Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill students are taking learning outside the classroom and gaining new skills through gardening. As part of our school-to-work and community-based-instruction programs, three Standard 9 classrooms have been working with a horticulture therapist at the Pennsauken Community Garden and Y.A.L.E.’s own garden at the Cherry Hill campus. The plants were provided by the Camden Children’s Garden in […]
In fall of 2015, expanded mobility training will begin for all students at the Cherry Hill campus. The new developmental mobility skills training and preparation initiatives will promote personal independence, increase community participation and expand employment possibilities for students as they progress towards college and careers. Some of the key aspects of this new programming will include:
The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University is looking for adults 18 years and older to participate in a research study on paratransit skills for people on the autism spectrum. Participants can earn up to $75 for completing the study. Information is in the flyer below. Autism Paratransit Assessment Flyer (PDF)
Attention, Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Standard 9 grads: Alumni Night 2015 is happening on January 9th 2015. We need your input to help plan it! Go to our Y.A.L.E. School Alumni website and let us know where you want to meet up!
Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill campus senior Anthony Goodson was awarded “Most Improved Student” by the Camden County Board of Freeholders as part of their “Best of Class of 2014.” The certificate was signed by Louis Capelli, Jr., Freeholder Director, and Ed McDonnell, Freeholder Deputy Director.
This year, teens at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are “headed for the hills” to build transition skills. The “hills” are the hills of Manayunk, a vibrant residential section of Philadelphia, and home to Y.A.L.E. School’s newest transition service. Y.A.L.E.’s Manayunk Overnight Experience gives students a chance to practice IEP transition skills in a home and community setting.
Alumni Night for Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Upper School graduates, Standard 9 and PST graduates, and current Standard 9 students. From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday January 10th at The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon, NJ.
Earlier this fall, Y.A.L.E. School Standard 9 transition students from Mr. Laux’s classroom began volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Cinnaminson, NJ. The ReStore is run by the Burlington County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity® and offers donated home furnishings, fixtures, building materials & supplies, and other household items at sharp discounts. The ReStore is staffed entirely by […]
Alumni Night for Y.A.L.E. Cherry Hill Upper School graduates, Standard 9 and PST graduates, current Upper School Seniors and Standard 9 students. From 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Cherry Hill campus.
Preparing students to make the transition to college or other post-secondary education is a key aspect of The Y.A.L.E. School’s Standard 9 Transition Concentration. Last year, eighty-nine percent of students graduating from Y.A.L.E.’s Standard 9 Scholars option entered college, including two who were accepted into college honors programs. Below is a list of the schools where they were accepted after […]
When New York Times best-selling author and self-proclaimed “Free-Range Aspergian” John Elder Robison came to The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus last November, students and staff demanded an encore. On April 30, 2012, Robison will return to Y.A.L.E. with his son Jack “Cubby” Robison, Jack’s girlfriend, Kirsten Lindsmith, and friend and colleague Alex Plank. All four guests are on the […]
Apple’s iPad, one of the most sought-after educational tools of the twenty-first century, is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. No longer “receivers” of information, now students can enjoy a dynamic relationship with teachers—and the curriculum—as knowledge passes back and forth, facilitated by the iPad, a technology not much larger than a standard workbook. Last fall, The Y.A.L.E. […]
Luke Mammel—a student in the Standard 9 Transition Concentration at Y.A.L.E.’s Cherry Hill Campus—loves music and loves to perform. He dreams of one day becoming a professional musician and children’s entertainer, so the staff set out to find him an audience.
Staff at The Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus are always happy and proud when students graduate, but they are just as happy when students return to share stories of their life after Y.A.L.E. Whether graduates have moved on to college, a career, independent living—or all three—staff enjoy learning about how their transition to adulthood is progressing. It is not surprising, […]
In an effort to improve the way students use technology in the classroom, the Y.A.L.E. Standard 9 concentration embarked on a new initiative for the 2011-2012 school year to use iPads as the main computing device for students and teachers. Each Standard 9 student and teacher was given his or her own iPad loaded with software apps that will be used […]
At Y.A.L.E.’s high school commencement ceremonies, we often hear our graduates express their gratitude to the teachers and staff members who have inspired, enriched, and transformed their lives while setting them on the path to employment and higher education. One name which is mentioned frequently is Margaret Chapman, the coordinator of the Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill’s Standard 9 concentration.
In 2005, the Y.A.L.E. School initiated a unique transition concentration designed to assist students ages 18-21 in preparing for post-secondary environments. The Standard 9 concentration—so named because it directly correlates with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Core Curriculum Standards in that area—has expanded from two students in its inaugural year to a current enrollment of 34 students. A total […]