Students with disabilities have unique learning profiles with multiple intelligences and learning challenges. The goal of Special Education is to provide educational support services for students that qualify. These services are decided upon by a team of people including the student, caregiver/guardian, general education teacher, special education teacher, district representative and at times, related service providers.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- collaboration and teaming of professionals (in school and out of school with permission granted)
- appropriate accommodations and modifications in the classroom setting to support individual student access and engagement in grade level learning activities
- individualized instruction targeting skill growth and to meet learning goals
- frequent monitoring and teaming focused on effectiveness of practices for each student’s growth in general education
The ultimate goal of special education services is to dismantle barriers for individuals to learning in the classroom setting with peers, provide effective inclusive practices that support engagement with purpose in grade level content through accommodations and modifications, and to collectively review instructional practices with the team to adjust to meet individual learner profiles. High expectations for all learners with equitable access to educational opportunities is the Castle Rock Vision and what our department strives for.