Haledon Public School offers a number of supplemental academic and social programs to its students. Below is a brief overview of some of these:
Accelerated Reader is a computerized program to help students track their reading progress through the year. Beginning in grade 3, students are tested to determine their reading levels and encouraged to check out books that are most appropriate. Seventy-five percent of the books in the library are coded with level stickers. Students read the book, then take the accompanying test to earn points throughout the year. New AR books of all levels are constantly being added to the collection.
DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. This program is funded and taught by the local police department to all 5th grade students as a regular part of the Health curriculum during the year.
DEAR stands for Drop Everything And Read. A DEAR period is scheduled for every K-8 student during the school day as a third literacy period.
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READ 180 is a complete literacy program designed to help low performing readers improve their skills through the use of an individualized computer and direct instruction program. A full time teacher and dedicated computer lab is devoted to this research-based program for students in grades 6 - 8.