Learning Center

Skip to main content
Special Education » Special Education Services

Special Education Services

District Special Education services may provide individual and small group instruction that emphasizes the development of cognition, language, social, behavioral, self-help and academic skills to individual’s ages 0-22 years that have various forms of abilities. Needs are addressed within a curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards.



The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) provides direct instruction and services for those students identified by the IEP team as having a disability and who are assigned to a general education classroom for a majority of the school day. The Resource Specialist may provide direct instruction in the general education classroom or in small groups outside of the classroom. The instruction is in collaboration with the student's general education teacher and Common Core State Standards. A continuum of services is available to the student at his/her home school site.



The Special Day Class Program is for those students with significant learning deficits and whose needs cannot be met adequately in the general education classroom or in the Resource Specialist Program. The majority of instruction for these students is provided in the Special Day Class. Mainstreaming into the general education setting is provided as appropriate for SDC students. Special Day Classrooms are not located at every school site and students may be transported to the location of a school site where an SDC classroom is located. The goal of these programs is to provide instruction that is focused on academics, career, and prevocational training.


Students Training for Effective & Positive Success (S.T.E.P.S.)

The S.T.E.P.S. Program is designed for students in transitional kindergarten through second grade who are exhibiting autistic like symptoms and may also have challenges in the areas of communication, social and adaptive skills.The S.T.E.P.S. Program provides intensive instruction in areas of deficit, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and the most current evidenced based practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder.As students demonstrate the ability to learn alongside their grade level peers, the program will then focus on providing appropriate supports to successfully transition them back into their grade level classroom.