Programs and Services

  • Programs and Services

    Special education encompasses a comprehensive array of services, instructional methodologies, materials and equipment to provide additional educational support to students with disabilities. Special education services are uniquely applied to each individual in purpose, content, delivery, mode, intensity and duration. Such services are recommended by the Committee on Special Education, and an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is then developed based on a student’s present level of performance and individual needs.

    The IEP is developed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of the child’s teacher, psychologist, special education teacher, related service providers, and parent(s). The IEP includes specific goals and objectives, as well as any modifications and/or testing accommodations that the child may need to perform in his or her current setting. Students with disabilities are placed in the least restrictive setting and integrated with their nondisabled peers to the maximum extent possible, based on each student’s individual needs. Students are never "placed" into programs, we create programs based on need.

    Staff Development

    This year, staff will participate in the following professional development activities: 

    • Addressing the Common Core ELA Standards with ELLs and SEDs
    • Integrated Co-Teaching Training with Dr. Gloria Wilson  
    • Positive behavioral support techniques
    • Differentiating instruction
    • Response to Intervention (RtI)


    In addition, special education aides, teacher assistants and monitors will receive in-service training on a series of topics relating to their role in the classroom:


    • Positive behavioral supports
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Diabetes issues in the school setting
    • Allergy Awareness