Special Education

Purpose 

The purpose of the Special Education Department is to provide an appropriate education for students of all abilities, in the least restrictive environment, that will enable them to reach their potential, both academically and personally. Special Education teachers collaborate with general education teachers, child study team members, speech/language specialists, related services providers, parents, administrators, and teacher aides to plan and provide educational programs for students that will assist in their transition to postsecondary life, whether that be college, trade programs, or employment.

Philosophy

We believe that each child has value and the ability to learn; it is our responsibility, along with the regular education staff, to foster within each child the belief in that value through discovering their talents, developing their skills, and encouraging self-confidence and independence.