FAQ's

What type of educational options does the Lake Drive Program offer?

TheLake Drive Program provides a full spectrum of educational options for children with hearing loss from ages 3 to 21. Lake Drive also houses Sound Start Early Intervention Program for students with hearing loss from birth to 3 years old.

What is the focus of the Lake Drive Program? The school is dedicated to the development of communication, language, literacy, speech and listening. A team of support personnel and credentialed related service providers, including educational audiologists, speech/language specialists, auditory/verbal therapists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, counselors, and sign language interpreters, complement our highly qualified professional staff.

How does the Lake Drive staff maintain current knowledge with respect to innovative instructional strategies and technologies? All staff receives comprehensive and on-going professional development in the latest developments in technology, current trends in education and strategies for enhancing children's communication, language, literacy, speech and listening skills. Our staff has continued to build knowledge and skills in the most current advances and techniques for working with children with cochlear implants.

Describe the scope of the educational programming that the Lake Drive Program offers. The school has a comprehensive academic program that is enhanced by allied subjects including art, music, technology and physical education. Our program is offered to preschool through high school aged students. Some of our high school aged students spend their afternoons in a shared time program at the Morris County Vocational School where they are enrolled in a vocational elective course of study.When appropriate, allied and academic subject mainstream classes are available to our students throughout the Mountain Lakes School District. In addition, there are preschool classrooms combining community children and children with hearing loss. Lake Drive offers a team of mainstream resource consultants who provide support and in-service education to students with hearing loss in their home school districts.

Do Lake Drive students have the opportunity to be educated in the mainstream? Allied and academic mainstream education is available throughout the Mountain Lakes School district. This includes mainstreaming opportunities within the Mountain Lakes Wildwood Elementary School, Briarcliff Middle School, Mountain Lakes High School and the Morris County Vocational School. In addition, there are preschool classrooms combining community children and children with hearing loss. Lake Drive also employs a team of mainstream resource consultants who provide support and in-service education to students in their home school districts.

Where have some of our Mountain Lakes High School- Lake Drive Program graduates continued their post-secondary education? Over the past several years, many colleges and universities have accepted graduates of Lake Drive Secondary Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.Click hereto view information about acceptances at Colleges and Universities.

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