The Special Education Department works to provide the appropriate level of support to each and every student in a variety of classroom settings. Students can receive their education in settings that may include the general education classroom, a co-taught general education classroom, resource classroom, and a fully self-contained classroom.
The following is a list of courses offered through the Special Education Department. For a description of each course, please refer to the Curriculum Catalog.
Q: What is the purpose of Special Education?
A: Special education is to help students have an equal opportunity to learn. It is not an entitlement program. It also cannot give students an unfair advantage in a class.
Q: What do I do if I have concerns about my child’s IEP?
A: First contact your child’s case manager. If you are unsure of who that may be, contact the Special Education Department.
Q: What is the role of the case manager?
A: The case manager is the first point of contact. They help develop the IEP, answer questions, and serve as an advocate for your child.
Q: What if the case manager can’t help?
A: The case manager will work with the Department Chair. If the Department Chair can’t resolve the problem, contact will be made with either one of the principals or the Director of Educational Services.
Q: What do I do to receive weekly progress updates from my child’s teachers?
A: Email your child’s teacher at least 24 hours before you would like to receive the update. You can find their email addresses on the Corona Staff Directory. Make sure to include the case manager in the email as well, in case problems arise.
Q: What are the differences between accommodations and modifications?
A: Accommodations do not fundamentally alter or lower the class standard. Modifications are changes in the classroom instruction or expectations which DO fundamentally alter or lower the standard or expectations of the instructional objectives. All accommodations and modifications need to be agreed upon by the IEP team and relate to a student’s disability.