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Work Study Programs

Upcoming Important Dates:
May 31, 2024 Dorney Park Senior Trip
June 4, 2024 Algebra Regents: Only students taking the exam are in attendance this day. 
June 5, 2024 School Prom 4-7pm for Seniors
June 6, 2024 No school day for students
June 7, 2024 No school for students
June 10, 2024 Ring ceremony for Seniors 10am
June 11, 2024 School Carnival
June 12, 2024 Student/ Staff Volleyball game
June 13, 2024 Last day of classes and Student/ Staff Basketball game
June 14, 2024 ELA Regents and Living Environment Regents
June 17, 2024 No school
June 18, 2024 US Regents and Global Regents
June 19, 2024 No school
June 21, 2024 High School Graduation 
June 26, 2024 Last Day of School

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

Students visit Snug Harbor to help maintain the grounds. Another site they visit allows them to work closely with volunteers from the program Everyone Eats where they help sort, package and hand out food pantry items to local community members.