The Allegro School follows a curriculum based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Our curriculum provides a framework that spans the subject matter students should acquire and the skills / abilities they should develop during the course of their PreK-12 Allegro School experience in order to adequately prepare them to become efficient and productive members of their communities.
During early years, emphases are placed on ‘content knowledge’ and those skills necessary to maximize learning. As students age up within our program, the curriculum gradually shifts emphases to independence and self-regulation and, ultimately, preparation for post-school, adult life. By high school, the curriculum focuses primarily on independent living and employment-related skills. Through accessing Allegro School’s Pre-Vocational Training Activities, high-school students further the skills they acquired during ‘formal instruction’ by applying them to analogues of real-world experiences. All of this culminates in job sampling, job shadowing, and/or volunteer experiences as a way of imparting on to students those skills they will need to participate in meaningful work experiences post school.
Accommodations and modifications to curricular content and materials are made in concert with specific student learning styles, strengths, deficits and most importantly, interests. Targeted outcomes include mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the students to be successful in their future careers and daily lives.
Allegro School’s Curriculum provides a structured and pragmatic view of learning in that it connects academic subject matter to meaningful experiences across a variety of settings and the individuals embedded within them. It promotes intellectual development, personal growth and active citizenship. As such, it involves other individuals (community members/workers) as well as instructors in the learning process. Structured time is provided individually or in groups, the foundations of which are built upon prior academic learning and occur through a combination of reading, writing, listening, and creating. This facilitates an interconnected learning web in which community service and classroom learning experiences reinforce and strengthen each other.
Allegro School 125 Ridgedale Avenue Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973.267.8060
ALLEGRO Employment Training Center 60 E Hanover Ave Morris Plains, NJ 07950 973.993.1140