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Meadowbrook Alternative Program

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1260 Meadowbrook Rd
Merrick, NY 11566

Eric Arlin

Main Office: (516) 992-1083

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
- Anne Frank


The Meadowbrook Alternative Program (MAP) promotes Honor, Excellence, Respect, and Optimism in students who have had difficulties succeeding in traditional high school settings.

MAP students succeed through their engagement in a rigorous academic program consisting of  personalized classroom, real world, and service learning experience delivered in the context of a nurturing and challenging learning community.

The Guidance Department at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program is committed to serving the Bellmore-Merrick community by helping foster and support the Academic, Social, Emotional and Career Development of all students.


School Updates & Announcements


Driver Education News

Registration for the Spring Driver Ed session opens online January 4th.

Please visit our website for further information: Click Here


MAP Bell Schedule

Period Time
1 9:00am - 9:41am
2 9:45am - 10:26am
3 10:30am - 11:11am
4 11:15am - 11:56am
5 12:00pm - 12:41pm
6 12:45pm - 1:26pm (Lunch)
7 1:26pm - 2:07pm
8 2:07pm - 2:48pm (Extra Help)
9 2:49pm - 3:30pm


Photos & Videos


Current News

MAP, PREP Academy Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

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To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, our Prep and MAP teachers Rebecca Menachem and James Balestrieri got pairs of blank socks for Prep students to decorate one and MAP students to decorate the other. Then they were hung up in pairs to recognize the day.

Day of Bonding Connects District Programs

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Brookside Educational Center hosted its annual Day of Bonding on Feb. 16, which was aimed at connecting the Central High School District’s in-house programs and external programs.

Brookside houses the district’s alternative high school program, MAP, as well as PREP Academy, a next-level education, recreational and vocational experience for students within the district through age 21. Brookside also has other building tenants that include a day care and adult agencies.

Through Brookside Buddies, a program that partners MAP and Prep Academy students to execute various activities throughout the day, student volunteers tended to a variety of games, crafts, snacks, photo booths and more for Day of Bonding visitors.

“It was completely run by everyone at Brookside and was a true team effort,” explained Meadowbrook Alternative Program School Counselor CatrinaChristensen.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 3/1/2024

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