Providing multiple pathways to learning
P255Q is a District 75 school that educates students with Autism ages 4.9-17. Our school is located in 9 different sites throughout Queens. The main office is located in Parson’s Educational Complex. Some of our sites are located in community schools affording many opportunities for integration with general education student/programs. Each site has full time speech teachers that work together with classroom staff in order to provide a consistent and enriched environment for our students.
P255Q Vision Statement
School is a reflective learning community where we continually evaluate the teaching process and its impact on student outcomes. P255 Queens provides a collaborative environment that integrates academics, technology, the arts, and best practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We believe that students learn best when provided with an instructional program that balances functional rigor and academic rigor. Family engagement and support begins with frequent and ongoing communication amongst all stakeholders. A successful school consists of collaboration between school, home and the community.
At P255 Queens, our primary objective is to have all students achieve their maximum independence. In order to succeed, a varied learning environment is provided for our students to develop their skills. Academics, differentiated community experiences, and pre-vocational support provide and assist in developing essential life skills. Our school utilizes evidenced based practices such as Applied Behavior Analysis and Structured Teaching (TEACCH) to enhance individualized student outcomes. Our mission is to ensure that each student transitions from P255 Queens with the skills essential for effective daily living that result in an improved quality of life.