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Bethpage Special Education Parent Teacher Association



Welcome to the Special Education PTA website of the Bethpage School District. This site was designed to be a resource for Parents and Teachers of Special Education children.



Kimberly Johneas

Kristine McCarthy
Co-Vice President

Lisa Mavroukas
Co-Vice President

Brian Reed
Carolyn Caputo
Recording Secretary
Helen Nikolopoulos
Corresponding Secretary


Recycle your summer reading books. Just drop them off at the main office in any building.

Ice Hockey for kids with special needs. Check out the web site:

Visit the PPS library. Large selection of books on tape.


Graduation Requirements

Recreation Packet

Homework Tips



NYS PTA and NYSUT Brochure on Special Education

Searching the Web: We have searched the Web for the best links about Special Education. Click on our link to start using them right away.

Glossary of Terms: Any SEPTA parent knows the terminology we hear can sometimes be confusing. We found a website with definitions to help you along.

Gifted and Talented: The Bethpage School District has an extensive program for the Gifted and Talented. In the elementary schools, students are chosen to enter the Argonauts Program based on a combination of assessment scores (state, NWEA, Lexile), the inView exam, and teacher recommendation.  The Argonauts Program is for fourth and fifth graders and is based on the Jason Project.  The program is run in all three schools by Mrs. Marcis, who also works with all fourth and fifth grade classes and runs the 21st Century Scholars Program.  JFK Middle School has accelerated classes in Math and Science for students who are recommended and Bethpage High School offers 18 Advanced Placement courses for students.  The 21st Century Scholars' Program at all five schools offers many forms of enrichment in a variety of fields.

New York State Education Department: The State Education Department (SED) has many resources for parents to check out.

Transitioning to College