Extended School Year (ESY) Program

July 5- August 15, 2018

Stepping Stone School offers a five-hour a day ESY program that runs for 30 consecutive week days during July and August. As outlined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), "extended school year" (ESY) is an educational program that exists beyond the traditional 180 day school year and is available to students with disabilities.

The goal of the ESY program is to provide students with structure and support-academically, emotionally, adaptively, behaviorally and socially to help maintain and promote the progress made during the school year. The ESY program follows the student's goals and objectives as defined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Our Extended School Year program helps maintain a student's progress of knowledge, learning, social interaction and proper behavioral skills achieved. We offer opportunities for students to excel and enjoy the diversity of programs offered. Emerging skills are further enhanced for students success and achievement. The decision of students attending the ESY program is made in collaboration with the child study team and parent on a yearly basis.

Our six-week program provides continued counseling, academic support, therapeutic recreation, and exposure to a school-wide behavioral system similar ti the system using during the school year. The program is staffed by certified Stepping Stone staff members as well as additional experienced professionals who are knowledgeable with the needs of the students attending.



Social Studies*

Language Arts
World Language*


*These subjects are integrated throughout the program.

Counseling & Related Services

Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Social Skills Group
Problem Solving Group
Nursing Services

Speech Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Anger Management Group
Community Socialization
Physical Therapy

Activities (Sampling)

Walters Park Pool
Warren Lanes-Bowling
Bridgewater Sports Arena
(ice skating/ laser tag)
Warren County Fair
Pax Amicus Castle Washington Theatre 
Merrill Creek 
Stephens State Park
Crystal Cave
Restaurants/ Ice Cream Trips
Pequest Fish Hatchery

Bounce U
Chuck E Cheese
Tomahawk Lake
(waterslides/ swimming)
Hibachi Grill
Lost River Caverns
Merrill Creek Hiking
Camel Beach
Fun Plex
Liberty Science Center
Canal Museum
Raptor Trust







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