P.S. M721 - Manhattan Occupational Training Center
ANTOINETTE BELLO, PRINCIPAL
250 WEST HOUSTON STREET, MANHATTAN, NY 10014Phone: 212-675-7926
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721M serves a diverse student population of high school age students. Students attending 721M may have learning and emotional challenges; pervasive developmental disorder and/or limited mobility.
Motivate all stakeholders toward independence by preparing them to be productive and contributing members of society by providing them with...Opportunities to have a dynamic educational environment based on 'best practices' for a meaningful and enriched academic, social and occupational/work experiences which address ...Transition to adult life through a coordinated set of activities, identified skills and competencies necessary to support students' preparation for the world of work, community living and recreation by establishing effective..Communication and Collaboration amongst students, parents and professionals, to establish and assess the abilities, interests, preferences and needs of our students. We will use data to drive instruction and document successful student outcomes. Toward this end we must... Change instructional practices to use a variety of curricula, instructional methods, approaches and techniques to improve student outcomes. Our Challenge will be to embrace and implement any necessary changes that will improve our practices and ... Commitment to support each other and implement the use of data to drive all instructional decisions.
In addition to the Work-Site Partnerships, the MOTC offers In-House Entrepreneurships in Hospitality (Enterprises) and Food Services (Confetti Cafe), Inclusion programs at Legacy and Chelsea High Schools, Structured teaching classes (TEACCH), as well as Math, Science, Art, Music, Social Studies, ELA/NLA, Physical Education and Computer Technology.MTP PartnershipThe Model Transition Program is in it's second year at 721M. We have a partnership with AHRC, (Association for Help of Retarded Children) to help move students into job training opportunities that lead to employment. The MTP After School Job Club has increased its membership and offers our students an extensive job readiness curriculum. Dr. Chris Suita from University of Buffalo works with our students and staff by conducting workshops on self advocacy. AHRC and 721M conduct professional development for staff on job coaching. Workshops are also conducted to orient our parents and students to the services offered by VSID, the office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities that offers vocational rehabilitation and educational services for our students.