6-12 Cedar Academy

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ALPHA Middle and High School Programs

grades 6-8, 9-12 available as
Co-Ser 208.004 (8:1:1 Classes)

This therapeutic program is designed for students whose learning rate is within the average and above average range, and whose academic performance is impacted by emotional and mental health challenges. These students are provided an emotionally supportive environment with embedded mental health services in both individual and group modalities that are offered at an intensive level for first-year students, gradually tapering down as students demonstrate greater mastery in self-regulation and increased academic success. The ALPHA team is trained in Trauma Informed Care and consists of both clinical staff as well as Positive Intervention Team (PIT Crew) trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). ALPHA is a departmentalized program and students are given all of the coursework needed to fulfill the requirements of a NYS Regents diploma. Students will meet regularly with their guidance counselor to review graduation requirements. When in Grade 11, students may choose to enroll in a career or technical program at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center.

Contact

Jillaine Berardi, Ed.D. 
Assistant Superintendent Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services

Leah Raftis
Assistant Director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Student-Based Programs 

Gwen Kramer-Gold
Principal
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Anna Devine 

Tonya Griffiths
Principal 
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Mt. Marion 

Christina Rutella
Principal 
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Port Ewen

Richard Haviland
Supervisor in Special Education

Rachel Balaban
Assistant Principal
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Port Ewen

David Goho
Assistant Principal 
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Port Ewen 

Linda Rubin
Assistant Principal
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Anna Devine 


Port Ewen 
Route 9W, PO Box 1176

Port Ewen, NY 12466
Phone: 845.339.8707

Anna Devine
1372 Old Post Road

Ulster Park, NY 12487
Phone: 845.334.5915

Mt. Marion
744 Glasco Tpke,
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: 845.334.5930