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Merrick, NY 11566
Susan Ellinghaus

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

- Anne Frank



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The Meadowbrook Alternative Program (MAP) promotes Honor, Excellence, Respect, and Optimism in students who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional high school settings.

MAP students succeed through their engagement in a rigorous academic program consisting of  personalized classroom, real world, and service learning experience delivered in the context of a nurturing and challenging learning community.

The Guidance Department at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program is committed to serving the Bellmore-Merrick community by helping foster and support the Academic, Social, Emotional and Career Development of all students.

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Meadowbrook Alternative Program Sends Off 20 seniors

MAP Graduation Photo

The Meadowbrook Alternative Program graduated 20 students from its senior class on June 19.

During his commencement speech valedictorian Derek Baumann addressed several teachers, including science teacher, Zachary Gosse. After learning of a mutual admiration for shoes, Gosse suggested Baumann organize a shoe drive as part of his senior project.

“You allowed me to pursue something I was passionate about and make it a huge success,” Baumann said.

Baumann also thanked teacher Tiffany Rzempoluch for “pushing him outside of his comfort zone” during a class trip.
“I ended up being better than I thought I was,” he said.

During her faculty address, teacher Geisha Kwiatkowski spoke of the next chapter in students’ lives.

“Getting started is often the hardest part, but I have seen you all overcome adversity before.”

“If you face your challenges head on, you can make your dreams come true,” added Principal Susan Ellinghaus.