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

Pam M.

Parent

“The right classroom environment for a child with Asperger’s can make a world of difference. At Y.A.L.E., our son actually enjoys school, excels academically and has made friends. In the structured supportive school environment of Y.A.L.E., he is learning how to cope with adverse situations, make lasting friendships and gaining a meaningful education.”

Dianne and William M.

Parents

Prior to Y.A.L.E., our son was misunderstood, unsafe due to lack of supervision and was very frustrated in school. He was isolating himself, had very low self-esteem and was regressing intellectually and academically.

In just a few short months at Y.A.L.E. School, he has shown significant improvements both at school and at home. He has made friends that share common interests, he now eats in the cafeteria no longer isolating himself and he likes gym class for the first time ever. He comes home nearly every day sharing what interesting new things he has learned, and most importantly he is HAPPY.”

Audrey and Robert M

Parents

“Y.A.L.E. School has transformed our son’s quality of life. He finally has a great sense of belonging.”

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