The ALLEGRO School offers a curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of each child in conformance with New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Utilizing positive programming, ALLEGRO is primarily an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) school where educational programming is an interdisciplinary collaboration between teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, behavior analysts, job coaches and other related services personnel.
Our highly trained and certified professionals are guided by ABA research, utilizing tactics such as intensive teaching, applied verbal behavior technology, natural environment training, and errorless instruction. A music program allows students to explore rhythm and music as well as the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. Academic instruction is supplemented by programs which teach functional skills of daily living and allow for vocational exploration. Our Food Service and Greenhouse Programs allow students to participate in farm to table activities such as growing their own produce, following a recipe and preparing a meal. Social skills development is enhanced through participation in dances and holiday-related activities, and an after-school program with students from a neighboring high school. ALLEGRO middle school and high school students receive specific training in areas applicable to post-graduation life. This includes a full range from life skills to vocational skills, and we may soon be including college prep. Our Community Based Instruction (CBI) program offers activities such as swimming and bowling as well as visits to over 40 job sites where students participate in vocational sampling and training. Prior to graduation students are supported by Structured Learning Experiences (SLE) Instructors who match students to jobs based upon interests and abilities. This has resulted in employment after graduation. Our transition program enables students to move to less restrictive and more inclusive settings.
Home support is available to ALLEGRO families and consists of the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, and behavior analysts, working together in matters of behavioral intervention and generalization of skills across settings.
Allegro School is committed to protecting student, teacher, and staff health. In compliance with the Department of Education regulations, we recently tested our school's drinking water for lead. The following are the results of our Testing done by Agra Environmental Laboratory Services: