The following sites are provided for informational purposes only. While all of the sites have been reviewed, The Calais School does not endorse nor is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
strives to develop and provide information that will influence access to care for mental illnesses and promote excellence in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. A list of link for parents and children. http://www.aacap.org/
Asperger Syndrome Education Network
providing education, support, and advocacy in New Jersey.
is a non-profit organization that serves Children and Adults with ADD and their families through collaborative leadership, research, education, advocacy and support.
National Site: http://www.chadd.org
from the Learning Network, is a weekly current events game which can be played by one player, two players, or Kid vs Parent. Players can view answers from previous weeks’ games. http://www.funbrain.com/brainbowl/
The site contains activities for grades K-12, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 free maps designed for printing or building Web sites, forums where teachers and students can discuss geography, and a 3-D virtual museum of geography built in the spirit of the game Myst. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
An interactive clickable world map that allows students to travel to different countries. When they arrive at their destination, they can click the slide show for loads of information including facts, environment, history, economy, culture, and events enhanced with beautiful photos of the people.
National Geographic ONLINE GeoBee Challenge
Five short geography-related questions are posted daily by The National Geographic Society appropriate for the elementary and middle school levels. Students are encouraged to try again if they answer a question incorrectly. Challenges for the three previous days are posted. Also Included is a link to information on how to register and participate for prizes in the annual National Geographic Bee. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
VSA Arts of New Jersey
enriches the lives and promotes the creative power of individuals with disabilities through the development and support of model and inclusive cultural, educational and recreational programs and services. VSA arts of New Jersey fosters artistic growth, lifelong learning, and strives for personal excellence through programming in all of the arts disciplines. http://co.vsarts.org/x322.xml
Weekly Reader Galaxy
An online newspaper, provided by the Weekly Reader Corporation, features social studies activities for students in grades K-12. These include news, polls, contests, games and mystery photos. For kids’ activities, click on “I’m A Kid.” For teacher activities, click on “I’m A Teacher.” http://www.weeklyreader.com/
Historical Treasure Chests
A product of the Bank Street College of Education, middle school and high school students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide investigation. Additional primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section. An extension activity allows students to investigate their family’s own primary source materials and display them online.
Internet Safety for Teens
is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the Internet. It’s operated by technology journalist Larry Magid who also operates SafeKids.com and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org http://www.safeteens.com/
is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. http://www.netsmartz.org/
is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation. http://www.getnetwise.org/
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Everyone at the Calais school is devoted to offering support for families and are responsive to changing requests and needs through PTO and Parent Support Meetings. If you are looking for a new learning environment for your child, the Calais school is definitely worth a look.
The entire staff at The Calais School are very supportive... I love everyone equally. They all work very hard to make me feel comfortable and help me to succeed. When I first came to The Calais School, all of counselors helped me work through my anxiety which makes them even more special to me.
The Calais School helped prepare me for the future because they taught me how to open up and express my feelings. I learned not to be afraid to ask any questions. And I learned how to let people love me.
I can’t say enough about the warm, loving approach this school community offers. They have spent countless hours of patience and thought devising a plan for our son’s success. He is thriving academically and socially. Everyone from the Directors to counselors, therapists, teachers and aides bring an individualized approach-making sure that each child thrives and learns in their own unique way.
Calais has prepared me for the future by helping me come over my depression and anxiety and allowed me to look at things in a way so I can deal with them like I didn’t know I could.
The people of Calais are like family to me. Each one of us are all different, but we accept each other for who we are. I tried my absolute best here by turning every obstacle into opportunities to succeed. I have no regrets. Calais has made me who I am today. It has given me the opportunity and the voice to share my story.
I am a graduate of The Calais School. I am honored and proud to say that I graduated from Calais 25 years ago.
I have Tourette’s syndrome and I have to tell you that the seven years I spent at Calais were some of the best years of my life. I was able to be myself and not worry about what others thought. The staff was wonderful and worked hard not only with me but with all the students academically and personally. I left here in 1989 with the self-confidence that I don’t think I would have gotten elsewhere.
I have done so much with my life since graduating from The Calais School. I started a career in the film and television business, and have worked on films such as The Basketball Diaries, The Departed and a number of Indie films. I am a self-taught special effects make-up artist and a well-rounded artist.
Right now I am in the process of filming a documentary about my life. The film follows my life with Tourette’s and the positive things that we all can do when we put our minds to it.
My message to everyone is: stay strong, be positive and don’t ever give up.
Because of my experience at The Calais School, I have become a person which I thought could never have existed. My 10 years at Calais turned out to be rewarding and full of accomplishments. I look back and I really don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for this school. I have become a man…who is able to do so much more with my life than I could have ever dreamed of…and I give a big thanks to all who worked with me – it was time well spent.
We wanted to say thank you for your commitment and effort in teaching and guiding our son… he grew and developed under your guidance, until he was ready to go to the mainstream full time. My husband and I are so grateful that we found Calais School. You carried us through some of the toughest times in Nathaniel’s development.
"Upon meeting with members of The Calais School hearing what type of services would be offered to help our son, we knew The Calais School was the missing piece to our puzzle! Because of the positive learning environment at The Calais School, coupled with cutting edge learning materials, we have seen wonderful growth academically. The teachers are very well trained to help a child succeed while building their confidence. Because of the nurturing environment at the school, our son’s confidence has grown and he now realizes that he can be a success in life."
"Our son has been a student at The Calais School and we have seen enormous progress academically, socially and very importantly emotionally. The exceptional teachers and counselors have been an essential part of his success. The nurturing staff gave him the tools to strengthen his capabilities to deal and navigate through stressful situations. This has been very important as he has learned to not only handle the stressful situations but also advocate for himself in certain challenging situations. This has made him a very happy and confident young man, and for that we are very appreciative."
"My child has benefited from going to The Calais School because the faculty understands my child's academic and social needs. They find strengths and weaknesses in those areas and build on them in his educational program."
"The Calais Staff has literally saved our son’s life. THEY ALL TRULY CARE about OUR child. I wish they had more schools that specialize in our children’s needs like The Calais School. We are very happy to share with you that our son is now a senior and is looking ahead at college to continue his education."
"My child has benefited from going to The Calais School because the faculty understands my child’s academic and social needs. They find strengths and weaknesses in those areas and build on them in his educational programs."
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