Extended School Year
Extended school year is an extension of the traditional school year for students with IEPs to continue to make progress toward their educational goals. It is open to all disabilities and classifications, and should be considered on an individualized need. Although traditionally designed for students with severe regression, other factors can be considered when determining if ESY is right for your child.
According to the NJ Department of Education, other criteria may include "the nature and severity of the student's disability, the ability of the child's parents to provide educational structure in the home, behavioral and physical impairments, the ability of the student to interact with nondisabled peers, the student's vocational needs, the availability of an alternative resources, whether the requested services are 'extraordinary' for the student's condition, 'emerging skills' and 'breakthrough opportunities,' as when a student is on the brink of learning to read."