The Genesee Valley BOCES offers a broad scope of comprehensive special educational services for students who are ages five to 21 and reside in the 22 component school districts served by the BOCES. Students are grouped based on age range, academic ability, management needs, and physical development. We have classrooms located in school districts providing integration opportunities for children. We also have students at our Batavia or Mount Morris Academies where students have integration options in a general education setting. Special Education programs provide 10 and 12-month programming depending upon individual student needs.
Special Education teachers provide instruction utilizing explicit and differentiated instructional strategies to help all students achieve. Instructional content is aligned with New York Common Core Standards. Students follow course schedules based on their grade level and credit needs; project-based learning and applied academics are cornerstones of instruction to engage students in learning.
Expected outcomes for all students include graduation from High School with a Regents or Local Diploma or Exit Credential.
Students who are five - 21 years of age who have been designated by their home school district Committees on Special Education (CSE) to attend our programs experience a comprehensive, supportive culture of learning that fosters an engaging learning-centered environment that is both rigorous and challenging. Core subjects are aligned to New York State Common Core Standards, researched-based instructional strategies are used to improve student outcomes as evidenced by data-driven instruction.