Cooper’s Poynt (Camden)

Mr. John Petsch, Principal

856-905-2068

Susan Lafferty, Executive Director
Archway Programs' Education Department

856.767.5757

The Archway School at Cooper’s Poynt, a NJ DOE Approved Private School for Students with Disabilities (APSSD), is located in a public elementary school in North Camden. This program was launched in September 2018 and brings an innovative multi-sensory approach to youth delivering academics, peer integration, social and life skills. The Archway School at Cooper’s Poynt serves elementary age students (ages 5-13) primarily in the Camden City and surrounding school districts. The objective is to focus on each child’s strengths while providing positive developmental supports to those with behavioral, emotional, intellectual and/or multiple disabilities.

The Archway School at Cooper’s Poynt features a high staff-to-student ratio with a maximum of six students in each classroom and consists of an all-purpose behavior mod room, office space for staff members, and two additional classrooms. Archway staff provides additional support services to students to help address any challenges they may be facing. Learning takes place in traditional classroom settings with a high level of personal attention. Certified teachers, counselors and therapists work with students in small class environments, delivering caring educational services that all parents desire for their children.

A Complete Program with Many Pluses…
10-Month Academic Program, Individual & Group Counseling, Medication Monitoring, Speech/Language/Occupational therapies, Art Instruction, Art History, Spanish, Music, Computers, Physical Education, Science, Social Activities, Behavior Modification, Student Recognition Activities, Social Skills, Peer Integration

Career Education Program
Offering Direction, Experience, Confidence, Unlimited Growth and Opportunity

The Archway Career Education Program combines school and community-based learning to empower an often times stigmatized population of students to help develop positive work attitudes, essential job skills and prepare for the school-to-work transition. The program is open to Archway School students of all abilities and skills, ages 14-21, based on the Archway Schools’ main campus in Waterford and Evesham Townships. The program compliments career-related classroom lessons that include components of the New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Content Standards for workplace readiness.

The program features a number of vocational and career training opportunities including: on-campus work experience, job training orientation, office work and production, classroom instruction, off-campus job samplings, sheltered workshop phrases, cooperative education and job placement. Archway’s Career staff incorporates classroom curriculum to the program to address each students’ IEP goals. Staff includes educators experienced in food service, multimedia design and technology, horticulture, job coaching and a certified New Jersey Department of Education Structured Learning Coordinator.

This program has several partnerships with local businesses to sustain meaningful employment opportunities for students. Off-campus jobs for students (ages 16-21) are through partnerships Archway has with successful businesses active in the local community. By partnering with other organizations that work to empower and promote the success of children, adolescents and early adults with special needs, the Career Education Program demonstrates leadership that provides direction to other organizations.

A Special Thanks to Our Dedicated, Corporate Sponsors…

Interested in learning more about Archway’s Career Education Program?
Visit our picturesque campus and experience the enthusiasm of our students and staff for this innovative program. Learn how a job and the promise of a future career builds character and pride in our students. See how students at all skill levels benefit from job preparation that leads to success in the workplace and life.

For more information and to schedule a visit, please contact:
Brooke Chumura, Careers SLE Coordinator
brooke.chmura@archwayprograms.org
856.767.5757 x426

Address

Physical Address:
Archway School at Cooper's Poynt
201 State Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Mailing Address:
Archway Programs
ATTN: Cooper's Poynt
P.O. Box 668
280 Jackson Rd., Atco, NJ 08004

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