Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is The HHS Program for the Deaf located?

A: The Hackensack High School Program for the Deaf is located within Hackensack High School . Offices for the program are located at Union Street School for the Deaf.

Q: Who is the administrator of the Hackensack Program for the Deaf?

A: Dr. Candi Mascia Reed

Q: What percentage of students is mainstreamed?

A: 100% of students are mainstreamed through the Hackensack School System, learning along with students that are not deaf.

Q: How many students from your program are currently enrolled in Hackensack?

A: There are currently fourteen students attending Hackensack High School .

Q: How did the Hackensack High School Program for the Deaf start?

A: A group of students approached Dr. Mascia Reed and Bergen County Special Services requesting to be able to attend Hackensack High School . Through their petitions to the Hackensack Board of Ed, they were able to start a program at the High School.

Q: How long has the Hackensack High School Program for the Deaf existed?

A: The program started in 2007.

Q: What percentage of students is mainstreamed?

A: 100% of the students are mainstreamed through the Hackensack School system, learning with students that are not Deaf.

Q: Does the Hackensack High School Program for the Deaf offer any courses?

A: Introduction to Sign Language 1 is an elective course offered at HHS.

Q : What are some of the resources provided to Deaf students in your program?

A: See below:

  1. Consultant Teachers of the Deaf
  2. Educational Interpreters
  3. Consultant Teacher Assistant of the Deaf
  4. Case Manager and School Audiologist
  5. Mandatory Study Skills period each day
  6. Mandatory dismissal at 3:00 Monday-Thursday for students to take advantage of the P.10 "tutorial time" with teachers
  7. English Lab course by Teacher of the Deaf for grades 9, 11, and 12
  8. "Stretch" of academic core courses over four years to allow for mandatory English Lab and Study Skills classes
  9. Transition services provided by Bergen County Special Services; job "shadow" program, and various assemblies related to school to college/work transition experiences

 

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