Specialized Programs

  • Specialized Programs are limited to a specific population of students and/or adults, such as children with a 12-month IEP. 

Extended School Year

  • Location: Dr.Freddie Thomas Learning Center Campus and John Williams School No. 5
    Mon-Fri, July 8–August 16 
    9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Grade K-12

    ESY is a program based on a Committee on Special Education (CSE) recommendation. As a result, students who are recommended ESY need to be provided the supports outlined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Youth & Justice Incarcerated Youth Program

  • Location: Monroe County Jail/Monroe County Correctional Facility
    Mon-Fri, July 1–August 14
    7:45 am–2:30 pm
    Grades 9–12

    Teachers will provide academic instruction in commencement subject content and TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) to support student achievement and growth.


  • Location: 30 Hart St.
    Mon-Fri, July 8 - August 23
    9:00am - 3:30pm

    OACES is the premier workforce preparation organization serving adults in Rochester, delivering a comprehensive range of in-demand career-related services to participants that focus on transition to employment, advanced training, and post-secondary education.  Each year, the program provides thousands of adults with integrated academic, career technical and world of work skills training and services needed to gain independence and secure quality, long-term employment.

    OACES currently offers (7) short-term career training programs in “in-demand” occupations which are approved by the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) and Education Department (SED).  The training programs include Assembly, Automotive Technology, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Culinary Careers, Customer Service/ Printing & Promotions, Electrical.  These training programs are funded completely through grant funding which has been competitively awarded to serve individuals without a high school diploma.  All other students are required to pay tuition.