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Individualized Education Program (IEP) under Naples Act

Who Is Eligible?

The Individual Education Services support those who have the following and related challenges:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Executive Function Deficits
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD and other neurological challenges

The admissions process for new students to the IES Program requires additional documentation and evaluation.  Acceptance is selective and based on the results of a professional review of the student’s current and past school and medical records, reports and test results and current and past academic experiences. It also requires a two-day visit in the classroom and, possibly, follow up with professionals who see the child and assist the family on behalf of the child. Parents who continue to be interested in placing their child in the IES Program should submit all documentation immediately following a school tour.

These services require supplemental tuition. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office

Services Provided

Children receiving Individual Educational Services learn about their specific learning style – including both strengths and challenges. They learn how to work effectively, build specific skills, and discover meaningful strategies to ensure success throughout their lives.

Working with a student and family, our learning specialists develop a specifically tailored service plan that provides a blend of 1:1, small group, and classroom support and instruction to fit the needs of students, most often while in our classrooms and outdoor spaces. Designed to be inclusive, services are delivered by qualified staff in fields such as Special Education, Psychology, Wilson Reading, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our Support Team

Each child’s support team includes faculty, staff, parents, and where involved, outside service providers. An individualized plan is collaboratively developed and continuously revised through observation, interviews and on-going analyses. As part of the collaborative process, the team helps the student to set both long – and short-term goals while celebrating successes along the way.

Formal communication with parents regarding each student’s progress occurs through a digital portfolio, informal communication, and quarterly meetings.

The Individualized Education Staff and Faculty include a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a Wilson Reading Specialist, Education Specialists, and Paraprofessionals.

Out Of District Placement

New Jersey Department Of Education – Naples Act: Placing Children In Best-Fit Schools

Since opening in 2004, many school districts in New Jersey have placed students at Voyagers’ through the use of the Naples Act. In New Jersey, every child is guaranteed a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). If no state-approved private school can provide FAPE, an accredited nonpublic school can be considered under a Naples placement, See N.J.S.A. 18A:46-14(g); N.J.A.C. 6A:14-6.5.

Often, public schools are not equipped to offer the necessary services for students who struggle with academic, emotional, debilitating mental health, and school refusal issues. Without a curriculum that caters to these circumstances, students miss out on vital educational opportunities which has a lasting effect.

With the mental health crisis growing among children, the Naples Act is more important now than it ever was. Placements under the Naples Act are routinely used throughout New Jersey to fund students’ education.  Out-of-district placements are commonplace and done every year by many districts in the State.

Voyagers’ Community School, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, meets all the requirements for out-of-district placement:

Naples placement requirements:

  • The school is accredited by a recognized accrediting body
  • The school most appropriately meets the student’s individual needs
  • School staff is licensed or certified appropriately
  • Services provided are non-discriminatory and non-sectarian
  • The school program meets all requirements under the law