P.S. K721- Brooklyn Occupational Training Center
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Vocational programs for students with special needs
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PS K721 is a safe and orderly school where students agree that most students treat one another with respect and that bullying does not occur frequently, surveys report.
The school, which serves over 500 students grades 10 to 12, is located in four sites across Brooklyn. The student body mainly consists of learners with developmental disabilities or autism. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 86 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).
According to the Quality Review, the school offers school and community based vocational programs. Some of the school-based worksites include: the Corner Store, the Coffee/Bake Shop, Food Service, Cosmetology, Print/Adaptive Design, and Maintenance. Additionally, the quality of teaching is good according to the 2015 Quality Review.
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ADMISSIONS: Citywide. PS K721 is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)Read more