Dr. Joseph LaMelza, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Mary-Lou Sapienza, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Syosset High School Special Education Office:
Karina Oleas, Secretary
Syosset High School provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of students with disabilities identified through the Committee on Special Education (CSE). Such supports may include: specialized instruction, psychological services, counseling, speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, vision and hearing services; as well as behavior consultation for team and assistive technology consultation.
The Committee on Special Education recommends students to educational placements based on the appropriate needs of each individual. Special Education programs are designed to provide an educational program in the least restrictive environment. Program recommendations include resource room, instructional support, Special Class (general studies and life skills). Students are provided an educational environment where appropriate academic services are made available to them. Promoting self-advocacy and independence skills are an integral part of our program. Pre-vocational and transitional post-secondary options are discussed and reviewed annually. Independence and accessibility to general education classes are continually encouraged to meet the needs of each student; to enhance each individual and to meet the necessary NYS graduation requirements- including multiple pathways to graduation. Our goal is to provide college/career readiness for future success in life after high school.