Special Class

At times due to one’s disability, a program of specialized instruction in a small group, self-contained setting is necessary to promote a student’s acquisition of knowledge and skills. Often, children who benefit from this type of instruction are unable to function at an academic level similar enough to the general education population as to make education in the regular classroom effective. Their participation in self-contained programming provides a higher degree of specialization in certain areas of their curriculum while giving them the opportunity to interact with their non-disabled peers for activities such as homeroom, specials, lunch, and other academic subjects where the differences are not as significant. Special class placements must respect a similarity of needs which are based on the students’ IEPs. The special class programs within the district are distributed throughout the elementary and Jr. High schools.