• The Shelter Rock Academy opened in the 2004-2005 academic year.  The program was developed to respond to a population of students at Herricks High School who would benefit from an approach to learning that builds student self-esteem, promotes academic independence, and values community involvement.  In the Spring of 2012, we piloted our first 8th grade cohort.  That cohort is now part of our Senior class of 2016.