Special Education

  • Meeting Students Where They Are 
    We're committed to helping each student become an independent and successful learner. Our learning environment emphasizes compassion and growth, so students are free to focus on their learning and our teachers and staff are committed to helping each student reach their individual potential. Learn more about our special education programs below.   
    Services for students receiving Special Education are identified in their Individual Educational Plan. Students who access services from the Resource Room staff (grades 3 & 4) or Learning Center (grades K - 2) may receive their specially designed instruction in small group settings in the resource room/Learning Center or in-class support. Services may include instruction in reading, writing, math, social skills, behavior regulation and adaptive skills.  
    This program serves children with severe disabilities who must concentrate on learning the basic skills for daily living rather than standard academics. Learning in this program might include basic language and communications skills, self-care and hygiene, safety, daily living activities and basic academics. Life Skills classes are available from kindergarten to age 21.
    We offer this program to serve students with identified behavior problems who qualify for support designed to develop skills necessary for classroom learning. Students whose behavior adversely impacts their ability to learn, or who disrupt the learning environment can receive varying levels of assistance depending on the severity of the behavior.
    For students whose behavior disabilities are severe, our elementary, middle and high schools have classrooms for full-day instruction centered on behavior management. As students become capable of managing behaviors, they begin to transition into regular classrooms for periods of time.
    Our school provides speech/language therapy to students with an educationally-significant communication impairment. Students in speech therapy have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with speech/language as an area of service. Speech therapy is usually provided in small groups or one-on-one in a separate classroom.  
    Parents with concerns about their child's communication development can contact the child's teacher or call 360.279.5158.