- The Special Education department is committed to 21st Century Learning Expectations.
- We challenge students to think critically and creatively in order to solve problems and communicate effectively.
- We encourage students to become productive members of society by demonstrating personal and academic responsibility and accountability.
- We foster collaboration in diverse teams while respecting and valuing cultural differences.
The Special Education Department offers classes to meet the individual needs of students identified with disabilities according to Federal and State guidelines.
It is the goal of the Special Education Department to ensure that each student with a disability has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies consistent with his/her potential. The Special Education Department provides a continuum of services to support the instructional needs of students with disabilities.
An IEP team (consisting of the student, parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, and specialists) meets annually to develop an Individualized Education Plan. The IEP team works collaboratively to develop an appropriate program (including goals, objectives, transition and related services) for the individual student. When available and appropriate, students may be placed in co-taught classes in core academic areas. A student’s program may also include the following courses: