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Work Study Programs

The Work Study Program uses Work-based learning programs to offer a unique approach to high school. Work-based learning (WBL) is the “umbrella” term used to identify activities, which collaboratively engage employers and schools in providing structured learning experiences for students. Work-based learning applies to a broad array of learning experiences, from career awareness and exploration to career development and application.


Our students complete a high school diploma bound program part of the day and work the rest of the day.  Our students work in various work sites around Staten Island to learn work skills and experiences. Such experiences include paraprofessional training, medical health careers, culinary arts, building maintenance, simple landscaping and more. Our program also uses the virtual job shadow platform to learn about additional careers and how to reach those goals.


Our sites include: 



6581 Hylan Blvd

Staten Island, NY 10309

Students work in a classroom setting with special needs elementary school children at our own P3 annex.  The program uses a hands-on learning approach to teach necessary skills for a future career in education.  The students are taught various techniques and procedures to assist students with their specific needs.  Throughout the program students receive all necessary workshops and processing to become full time paraprofessionals after graduation.  


United Cerebal Palsy

2324 Forest Ave 

Staten Island, NY 10304

Students run a small in house snack stand for the consumers.  Students take inventory, shop for new snacks and complete transactions with a fully functional cash register. 


Staten Island University Hospital North 

275 Seaview Ave

Staten Island, NY 10305

Students work in a variety of departments within the hospital.  


Food Pantry/ Groundskeeping

Various Sites