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Special Education Mission Statement

At Monacan High School, our mission is to empower students that are eligible for special education to become active members of society based on their individual strengths and abilities. Our dedicated staff is committed to promote the diverse academic, emotional, and social needs of all of our students in a positive learning environment.  Through high-quality and differentiated instruction, as well as collaboration with parents, students, schools, and the community, students will focus on their positive attributes and recognize their individual strengths and achievements to promote their future success.
 
Course Descriptions for Direct/Supplemental Instruction within the Special Education Setting
 
Focus Reading-This course is focused on improving student reading comprehension, reading fluency, vocabulary and writing skills through a comprehensive, five part, research based reading intervention program designed  to assist students to make measureable gains in reading achievement. This class is specifically targeting freshmen and sophomores.

Language Arts Fundamentals- This course is designed for students who need specialized instruction in the areas of reading comprehension and/or written language skills.  Remediation for students who have not passed the Literacy section of the 8th grade or End of Course English SOL is also available in this course. This is an elective class for students with an IEP and may be repeated for credit.

Math Fundamentals I- This course is designed to refine basic arithmetic and math skills. This course provides necessary support for students learning algebra topics and remediation for students who have not passed the 8th grade or End of Course Algebra SOL.

Math Fundamentals II- This course is designed to provide the necessary support and remediation for geometry principles.

Personal Living and Finance- This course is a required math credit for students pursuing the modified diploma.

Study Skills- Course objectives focus on improving time management, comprehension, memory, note taking, study and test taking skills.

Coping Skills- This course is designed to teach thinking skills, problem solving techniques and social skills.  Skills/Competency areas covered include: adult relations, peer relationships,  school and classroom expectations, pre-employment skills, employment skills/work expectations, individual living and transition, self-advocacy, personal development and problem solving.