A student may qualify for special education services after an assessment has been conducted in accordance with Federal Guidelines, has been found to have a disability, who because of those impairments requires special education and related services, and meets the criterion under one of the 13 categories for special education eligibility:
- Hearing Impairment
- Intellectual Disability
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Emotional Disturbance
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech or Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
Based on a student's needs, a student may receive one or more of the following services:
- Specialized Academic Instruction
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Adapted Physical Education
- Behavior Health Services
- Other Services May Apply Based on Individual Student Need(s)
A full array of placement options exists to provide a continuum of services, based on the student's identified needs:
- Push-In Support - Services/supports occur within the general education setting.
- Pull-Out Support - Services/supports occur outside of the general education setting.
- Small group Instruction within the Learning Center (Elementary Students) - Services/supports occur outside of the general education setting.
- Study Table Support (Middle School/High School) - This course takes the place of an elective and is considered to be outside of the general education setting.
- Skills Level Core Courses (meet requirements for High School Diploma) - These are offered for Science, Math, English Language Arts, and History. All Skills level courses are considered outside of the general education setting.
- Moderate Skills (Certificate of Completion) - This placement option provides supports/services to our students who require intensive academic support. Moderate Skills level courses do not meet the requirements for a high school diploma.
- Specialized Learning Center (SLC) - From preschool to high school students who require a highly supported learning environment may be placed within a Specialized Learning Center. Students at the high school level would receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing High School. The classes taught within this program do not meet the requirments for a High School Diploma. Students in this program meet eligibility for enrollment in the Adult Transition Program.
- Social Emotional Learning Center (SELC) - Students with significant social emotional needs may be placed within a Social Emotional Learning Center on a comprehensive school site which provide students with supports and services.
- Compass - This is a self-contained program for students with more significant social emotional needs.
- Adult Transition Program (ATP) - This program placement is for students between the ages of 18 and 22 who have earned a Certificate of Completion.