Special Areas Programs Overview and Course Description
Special Areas Programs within the Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District provide students with a learning environment that integrates academics with career and technical education. Through cumulative sequential learning and the help of skilled professionals, students receive instruction in areas that may become life long interests or possible career paths. Special Areas Programs provide instruction to all students in the Elementary, Middle and Junior/Senior High School and outer Academies. Special Areas staff at Greenburgh Eleven are certified in their subject area. Teachers provide instruction to students from ages 5 to 21 in the various areas of their specialty in accordance with the New York State Learning Standards.
In the Elementary School students study Health, Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer Technology, Technology Education, Home and Careers and Spanish (beginning in Grade 5) and receive introductory lessons in Library Skills.
In the Middle School students participate in mandated courses in Health, Physical Education, Computer Technology, Introduction to Technology, Home and Careers, and Spanish Language. In addition, Middle School students take Art, Music, and Library Skills as a part of the overall well-rounded curriculum offered in the Special Areas Program.
In the Junior/Senior High School students take required Art, Music, Physical Education, Health, Foreign Language and a Career and Financial Management course. Students also have an opportunity to take elective courses. In 9th grade, students select a Career and Technical Education sequence. These sequences include Business/Marketing, Commercial Art, Building Repair and Maintenance, Food and Nutrition, Preparing for Careers in the Food Industry, and Assistance Dog Training. The Career and Technical Education courses provide instruction in basic skills such as vocabulary and math skills required for the various career options mentioned above. During their Career and Technical Education sequence students prepare for the world of work by filling out job applications, developing a resume and practicing how to interview.