Extended School Year

Benway School is committed to the tenet that students with regression and emotional/social issues should be afforded the opportunity to attend the Extended School Year (ESY) program. Our six-week program runs from the beginning of July through mid-August.

Our ESY program provides the opportunity for students to earn up to 10 additional credits. Students participate in a collaboratively-themed program that includes all three modalities: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic in alignment with the NJSLS in the areas of ELA, Math, Science, and Physical Education. For those students needing to recoup credits in a specific discipline, an individualized program is put into place.

In addition to the academic portion of our program, group counseling and team-building activities are offered on a weekly basis to fulfill our students’ emotional needs. Individual counseling is also available based on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

We understand that summer is a time that students see as a break from schoolwork. To encourage continued academic growth and attendance, we provide fun and interactive activities in our weekly schedule, where staff and students can learn in a fun-filled environment. These opportunities include water activities, engaging science projects, and weekly Incentive Field Trips every Friday!

Our trips include:

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Movies
  • Obstacle courses
  • Ziplining
  • Buffets
  • Semi-pro baseball games
  • Laser tag
  • Trampoline parks
  • Turtleback Zoo
  • Concerts
  • Pools/Parks
  • And more!

During ESY, we still provide the same use of technology, incentives, volunteering opportunities, and Performing Arts classes that come with our ten-month program. In addition, ESY has a multitude of contests with various prizes, Mixed Martial Arts training, and numerous other weekly surprises! We also continue incentive programs such as earned free breakfasts and trips!.

Prospective students who were not enrolled at Benway during the school year are welcome to join the ESY program, to obtain a head start going into the regular school year. Our program instills a sense of individualized success in academics while promoting social and emotional growth. If our ESY program sounds like the type of opportunity that you would like for your child, contact us today to see how they can grow as a member of the Benway Family.