Springboard (COSER 202)
The goal of the Springboard program is to provide classified students, who are 16 years or older, with the skills they will need to live independently in the community. The program works in collaboration with the Career and Technical Center which is also located on the TST BOCES campus. Students spend half of their day in an academic setting and half of their day in a vocational program. The academic curriculum is based around classes such as 'Job Seeking Skills', 'Independent Living Seminar', and 'Current Issues Related to Gov't.'. Students graduate from the Springboard program after three years of study and receive an Individual Education Plan diploma from their referring school district. All referrals to the Springboard program are made through one of our component school districts.
THE CIRCLE OF COURAGE
The symbol at the top of this page is "The Circle of Courage". Springboard is located in The Smith School which is a Circle of Courage School. The Circle is the basis of the philosohpy of The Reclaiming Youth Network. Reclaiming Youth is an international organization of youth workers dedicated to research-based practices geared toward sucess for students at-risk. The Circle has four components: Belonging, Mastery, Independence & Generosity. These are principals that guide our work with students, professionals, families and the community at large.
-The Circle of Courage is a Trademark of Circle of Courage, Inc. Used with permission. Artist: George Blue Bird. For more information: Web site www.reclaiming.com or Email email@example.com