Oakwood School has a wide array of services to help our students mature into functioning young adults:
Y Achievers Program:
Oakwood School is partnering with the YMCA to bring The Community YMCA Teen Achievers Initiative Program to our students. This program motivates and encourages young adults by giving them the support, direction and opportunities to pursue their personal, academic and career goals. The goals of the Teen Achievers Initiative are:
- Emphasize the importance of completing high school;
- Explore the world of employment and career choices;
- Develop talent and leadership skills;
- Provide positive role models;
- Encourage the development of sound values and a sense of self.
In conjunction with Boscovs and Marshalls department stores, Oakwood School students will have the opportunity to “volunteer” their services and be “shadowed” by store employees who will help them learn specific workplace readiness skills and learn how to interact with co-workers and patrons.
Brookdale Community College Fast Start Program
The Fast Start Program is designed for high school seniors and juniors. It allows these students to register for two college-level courses per semester while in high school. Credits earned can be applied to your first year of college at Brookdale. Oakwood School will pay for eligible students to attend the Fast Start Program.