Special Education

At our sites, we focus on placing students in the general education classroom as much as possible. Any small group instruction inside the general education classroom is targeted by the Specialized Academic Instructor. For students that qualify, pull-out services are offered in speech, Occupational Therapy (OT) and other.


A new student enrolling with an IEP already in place will have services, accommodations, and interventions listed in the IEP document. We will not deny enrollment of any student that has an IEP. Enrollment for any student at our sites will only be denied due to a lack of space or if the student has been expelled from another district. All new students will have a 30-day interim IEP held as required by law. Students coming from a Special Day Class model may struggle in the general education classroom. We will review services and placement based on the previous IEP and make an offer of FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) as a team.  We will work with the student’s parent(s) and our teachers to provide services appropriate to the student’s needs. If the needs or the placement of the student are outside of the services that the site can provide, we will seek support from the District SELPA and may change the placement of the student in order to meet their needs.


General education students struggling academically will receive multi-tiered general education interventions before being referred for special education assessment. Should the general education interventions not result in student progress, experts from all necessary areas will assess the student and report findings to parents, teachers, principal, and other IEP team members. The team determines eligibility for special education services, interventions, and accommodations. 


Teacher assisting student with work while pointing to a passage in the book.

Our Specialized Academic Instructors work with students in the general education classroom. This model ensures our students get the best chance to progress with general education peers.


For more information please call your school.