Cheshire High School - Special Education
 
The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of students requiring special education services. Through the Planning and Placement Team process, a student’s Individualized Education Plan is developed which outlines the recommendations for special education courses, related service supports, and appropriate modifications and/or accommodations. For all student’s receiving special education support, a special education teacher is assigned as a case manager who oversees the implementation of the student’s IEP and serves as a liaison with the student, their parents and their teachers.  

Students receiving special education supports are primarily in general education courses for the majority of their day which may include co-taught sections in the areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science depending on student’s needs.  A student’s primary support is through an academic support class that focuses on the development and application of learning and study skill strategies that can be applied to all coursework.  For the special education students, whose disabilities severely affect their success in the general education environment, certain core academic classes are available.  Transition Planning services is an integral part of a student’s special education program and IEP to support his/her post-secondary employment and/or independent living goals.