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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.



E. Lisa Mavroukas

Brian Reed
Co-Vice President

Carolyn Caputo
Co-Vice President

Abbie Mandell
Kristine McCarthy
Recording Secretary
Kimberly Johneas
Corresponding Secretary

Join Our Listserv - PTA

Do your membership online at Member Hub and become informed about our meetings, events, resources, fundraisers, and givebacks.

Also check out our Facebook page: "Bethpage SEPTA - We Need You; You Need Us".

We encourage your involvement!  Click on the link below for our membership form.

2021-2022 SEPTA Membership Form

Please visit the PPS District Website for more information about our school programs and other important resources!


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