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Specialized Studies Program

Xaverian High School is pleased to offer two different programs to meet the needs of students with Learning Disabilities.

Ryken Education Center

The Ryken Education Center is a program for high school students with specific learning disabilities who are currently in a 12-1-1 program and need to continue their education in a similar program to meet their learning needs.  The Ryken program is a New York State approved Non-Public School (NPS).  The program is a college-prep program and follows the NYS Regents Curriculum. The admission process requires an interview with the student and the student’s parents or guardians. If our program approves the student then the NYC Department of Education must place the student in our program through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Central Based Support Team (CBST). Tuition will be paid through the Department of Education once official placement is finalized.

To learn more about the Ryken Program, please click here.   

The Equity Program ­

The Equity Program is a program designed by Xaverian High School for those students who may have mild learning disabilities but are able to meet the academic standards of Xaverian with the addition of Resource Room services built into their schedules.  Students in the Equity Program receive the accommodations that are on their IESPs or IEPS.  After acceptance, students in the Equity Program must have an IESP created by the Board of Education with SETSS at a minimum of 5 sessions per week. Equity students pay the same tuition as Xaverian Academy and Honors students. The resource room service is paid for by the Board of Ed through P4s submitted by Xaverian providers.  Students who want to be admitted to the Equity program must take the TACHS exam.

To learn more about the Equity Program, please click here.  


Notice from the New York State Education Department 
Please click here to see the Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action Litigation Involving Students with Autism and Students Attending State-Approved Non-Public Schools

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