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Merrick, NY 11566
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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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Bellmore-Merrick Students ‘Paws’ and Reflect Canine Visit

Bellmore-Merrick Students ‘Paws’ and Reflect Canine Visit photo
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Students from the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and Calhoun High School’s PREP special education program in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District recently collaborated on a donation effort for Canine Companions for Independence. 

CCI provides people with disabilities highly trained assistance dogs.

“The visit included an informational talk by the CCI staff, a tour of the training facility and a presentation on how a service dog assists individuals,” said MAP psychologist Dr. Joseph Netto. “The purpose of this visit to CCI was to expose students to service dogs and to visit an organization that was designated as a beneficiary of MAP’s donated pet goods.”

Since their November visit to the Medford-based training facility, the students collected items for their new furry friends. On Jan. 12, Canine Companions’ staff members and two service dogs visited MAP to collect the items. The effort was in participation of the district wide Day of Service, which was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“After listening to and taking part in the interactive presentation, the students presented the CCI staff with over 25 bags of dog food, toys, supplies and animal care products,” Dr. Netto explained.

SAVE THE DATE: NALOXONE (NARCAN) Training February 5, 2018


SAVE THE DATE: Vaping/E-cigs Awareness Presentation – February 15, 2018


High School Leadership Students Collaborate on Community Service

High School Leadership Students Collaborate on Community Service photo
On Nov. 14, students from all four high schools in the district came together at Mepham High School for a Breakout EDU activity where they worked together to “breakout of their rooms.”  

The School and Community Leadership students from Brian Joyce’s class at Calhoun, Kara McManus’ class at Kennedy, Zachary Gosse’s class at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and Jacqueline Geller’s class at Mepham participated in the Breakout EDU platform which fosters critical thinking, collaboration, creative and communication.

All four groups of students joined together again on Nov. 21 at the Veterans Stand Down at the Freeport Armory, where they helped disabled veterans get goods and services they need.