SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Special Education Department is committed to providing all students a free and appropriate public education within the least restrictive environment. Individualized supports and services are implemented in accordance with the Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is designed by the student's team to meet the student's needs and assist them in making progress toward identified goals. Once the IEP is developed, proper placement in courses is determined by the team.
971- ACADEMIC SKILLS
Enrollment in this course enables a student to address IEP-driven goals, (reading, writing, math, and/or executive functioning), while enhancing self-advocacy and the awareness of one’s educational strengths, interests, and needs. This course will support the general education curriculum.
Students may enroll in this course as frequently as determined appropriate by his/her IEP team. Students will earn a pass/fail grade which will not impact their GPA.
Students will improve their daily living skills necessary to access the general curriculum, the work force, and/or post-secondary programming. This course is an elective and does not count toward the academic requirements for a Pelham High School Standard Diploma.
52-EXPLORATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This half year (.5 credit) adapted physical education course is co-taught by a physical educator and special educator. The course has a modified curriculum for students with special needs. The class offers students the opportunity to be paired with a typical peer to help support a comprehensive physical education program while focusing on social skills, fitness activities, individual sports, and team sports. The goal of this class is for students to look to peers for natural supports and gain social skills opportunities while finding leisure and fitness activities that they can enjoy for a lifetime.
Prerequisite: Permission is required from the Director of Guidance and student helpers should select Unified Physical Education as their course.
Students will improve academic or job skills necessary to access the general curriculum, the work force, and/or post-secondary programming. This course is an elective and does not count toward the academic requirements for a Pelham High School Standard Diploma. This course can be repeated for credit.