Academy

Grades 9 through 12.

Cooke Academy (CA) is a specialized high school that meets a critical need in New York City. Cooke Academy offers superior, individualized special education not accessible to most high school students with special needs. Cooke Academy is recognized for its rigorous academics and integrated therapeutic programs which offer students the opportunity to develop academic, social, vocational and adaptive living skills at a pace best suited to their individual needs and abilities.

Academy students participate in off-site education activities with dozens of community partners and select internship placements that match their unique strengths and interests (*see Transition to Life Program-link to “Our Approach”). Students also develop their independent living skills, from navigating public transportation to banking and grocery shopping, to preparing meals and doing laundry in the school’s Daily Living Lab (*see Adaptive Skills Training-link to “Our Approach”).