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Pleasantville Laboratory School

Pleasantville Laboratory School
Westchester Community College
Pleasantville Laboratory School
75 Grasslands Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

The Pleasantville Laboratory School at Westchester Community College, designed for students 18 - 21 years with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, operates under the Pleasantville School District on the Westchester Community College campus, thus affording social, educational and vocational opportunities with same‐aged peers. Our program is devised to teach students skills and strategies in order to transition to adult life as independently as possible. Classes are provided in partnership with The Pleasantville Lab School, Westchester Community College, and The Division of Workforce Development and Community Education at Westchester Community College. Lab School students are able to work towards a Skill and Achievement Commencement Credential, Career Development Occupational Studies Credential, or a GED through the Pleasantville Laboratory School.

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 11
Summer program name Extended School Year
Description of our summer transition program: If students are recommended by their CSE, they can participate in a summer program. Students are participating in travel training, social skills, functional academics and recreation skills over the summer.
Summer program link: Extended School Year
School district or agency partner: Pleasantville Union Free School District
Contact person: Kristen Weiss
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: Ongoing
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18
  • The students must have an IEP. Students must have no physically aggressive behaviors or disruptive behaviors that prohibit them for participating on a college campus.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 90.00%
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: The students can take courses in: Culinary Vocational Exploration Job Readiness Job Communications Computers Personal Finance Health & Living Community Mobility Social Skills Serve Safe
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Vocational and Life Skills Micro-credential
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
We offer the following specialized credentials: The students participate both on campus and in the community. The Lab School partners with ACCES-VR to help students seek competitive employment in the community.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Judo Boxing Gaming Club WOW Common Hour Activities Radio Club