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School at Northeast

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Current student-parent handbook

The School at Northeast is a coed special educational school for up to 150 students in grades 6–12. The school is a New York State Education Department–certified 853 special education facility. Students served may be residential or day program students typically coping with multiple issues including educational disabilities, family instability, emotional trauma, delinquency, mental illness, truancy, and substance abuse.

The school offers a full curriculum in structured and supportive learning environment, providing students with a variety of academic, recreational, and vocational opportunities.

To learn more about the School at Northeast or to schedule a tour, please contact:
Richard Danson, Principal
The School at Northeast
1821 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY 12304
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Day Education Program

Students attending Northern Rivers’ Day Education program live at home and receive intensive counseling and clinician support from professional staff at the Student Counseling Center, which is located next to the School at Northeast. The school is a coeducational special education program for approximately 150 students in grades 6–12. Our students have not succeeded in a traditional public school setting and come to receive the support they need to graduate from high school.

Education Services

  • Self-contained special educational classrooms
  • Departmentalized middle and high school curriculum
  • A comprehensive behavior management system based on the Boys’ Town Social Skills Program
  • Collaboration with Capital Region BOCES to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system throughout the school
  • Staff trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Liaison to Committees on Special Education

Clinical Services

  • Weekly individual and group counseling
  • Biweekly family counseling
  • Comprehensive assessment of the child’s behavior, family history, education, and health
  • Individual education plans and crisis management plans to address each student’s and family’s unique needs
  • Social, developmental, and independent living skills building
  • Linkages with outside services and assistance with advocating for treatment opportunities
  • Collaboration with other providers to ensure service continuity
  • Visits to the home to prevent truancy and increase family involvement
  • Qualified nursing staff
  • Case management
  • Extracurricular activities that promote social development
  • School-to-work program
  • Transitional planning and support to promote success after graduation


  • Intensive support to families to reduce barriers to student learning
  • Assistance to help families access other services in the community
  • Intensive supports to help ensure academic success for students

Getting Started

Referrals are received from local school districts’ Committee on Special Education and counties’ Department of Social Services. For more information on registering for services, contact:

Michelle Miller
Manager, Intake Services
518.372.9423, ext. 7393
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The Day Education Program follows the Schenectady City School’s regular school calendar (September–June) and provides services for a 6-week summer program (July–August) for those students in need of credit retention, remediation, and/or additional behavioral support.

School at Northeast Day Education - overview [Print]


Northern Rivers School Directory Statement 

At times, Northern Rivers school administration may release student directory information. Directory information includes students’ names, photographs, activities and achievements. This information may be used by the school for the school’s publications.  

If a student age 18 years or older, or a minor student’s parents or guardian wishes to not have their students’ directory information shared, they must submit their request in writing tothe Northern Rivers by the 15th of September of that school year. 

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