Lumberton Campus meets the unique educational and therapeutic needs of Junior and Senior High School students who have not experienced success in the more traditional classroom settings. With the goal of preparing students to enter the world of work with solid, entry-level skills, positive attitudes, a sense of responsibility and self-worth, our program features a hands-on approach to learning. Our students participate in carefully selected projects which are closely related to the instruction which takes place in the classrooms. Our alternative program features:
- Career Technical Education (CTE)
- Structured Learning Experience (SLE) while earning high school credits.
- Group and Individual Counseling
- Departmentalized and Self-Contained Classrooms
- Computer Labs and SmartBoards
- Substance Abuse Prevention Education
- Normative Culture
- Music Program
The Career Technology Program offered here at Lumberton features a strong focus on employment skills. As part of this process, teachers use skills inventory checklists, updated as students progress through their chosen courses and master skills. Upon completion, students are issued a skills transcript identifying skills learned in their chosen career paths. The goal is for all our students to be in a position to earn industry credits, equating to job opportunities at the completion of our program offerings.
- Business Office Practices and Technology
- Building Trades
- Culinary Arts
Just as students are carefully selected for programs of this type, the staff has also been carefully chosen. They are all committed to a "roll up your sleeves" philosophy of active involvement with students and projects. They see their roles as teachers in the broadest possible sense. They are more than just academic instructors. They are motivators, counselors and confidants. Staffed by special education teachers, vocational teachers, school social workers, nurses and highly trained teacher assistants, the diversity of talents and personalities provides virtually all students with positive role models who take personal interest in their progress.
The school district has spared no expense to offer the latest in technology for students. State-of-the-art computers in classrooms and campus labs support academic instruction and offer opportunities for career training. Assistive technology is widely available to enable most students to benefit from computer technology. In the information age, students at the Burlington County Special Services School District are given every opportunity to develop their technology skills. Additionally, we offer a variety of technology training options where students are issued skills transcripts upon completion of their programs of study. Students are also afforded the opportunity to take specialized exams leading to industry recognized certifications.
The Burlington County Special Services School District is a public school district providing programs and services to the special needs students of Burlington County and the region at no cost to parents.
Our record of successful graduates who have accomplished great things in the world of work, and students who have returned to successful experiences in their local schools following a placement here, are indicative of the positive effect our programs offer. Our track record speaks for itself!
Only those students whose educational needs cannot be met from programs in their local school district are eligible for admission to the Burlington County Special Services School District. Application to the BCSSSD Lumberton Campus can only be made by local district of residence. Districts seeking admission of a student to the Special Services School District may submit a letter of application to the Admissions Office. All required application materials are listed on the application.