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Special Education Program Descriptions

Program Name Acronym Description
Cross Categorical Program Cross Cat The Cross Categorical Program provides special education services in a self contained setting to students in early childhood through fifth grade who require specialized instruction and/or intensive case management. Within this setting, the focus is the specific needs of students across a continuum of academic, functional, language, SEL, and behavioral needs. Students with similar abilities work on academic and functional skills, along with the integration of related services.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing DHH The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides specialized instruction for students in preschool through twelfth grade. Core curriculum ranges from modified regular education curriculum to intervention curriculum. Students also work on auditory discrimination, coping skills and learn about their hearing loss and equipment. The students’ needs are addressed by a team based approach. Itinerant teachers can also provide services to students in their home schools .
Early Childhood EC The purpose of Early Childhood Services in School District 308 is to provide educational services to preschool-aged children identified with disabilities that are adaptable to each child’s needs, interests, and level of development. Through individualized instruction, all students progress at their own rate. School District 308 provides intensive interventions for children who are experiencing difficulty in achieving age-appropriate developmental levels.
East View Academy EVA East View Academy is a public therapeutic day school designed to provide an academic curriculum with intensive behavioral and emotional supports. The purpose of the school is to provide educational services in a highly structured small group special education setting. These services are for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students who display behavioral, emotional, or other disabilities that interfere with their school achievement, classroom behavior, social skills, and/or relationships with
Instructional Skills Program ISP The purpose of the Instructional Skills Program is to provide special education services in a cross-categorical setting to students in junior high and high school who require specialized instruction and/or intensive case management. This program provides a level of intervention in a general education school building that exceeds the services in the Resource Program.
Life Skills Program LSP The Life Skills Program provides instruction within a public school setting to students in junior high and high school who have been identified with significant cognitive and/or pervasive developmental disabilities. Instruction is based on a functional curriculum that incorporates academics and acquisition of daily living and vocational skills. The ultimate outcome is for students to transition successfully into adulthood within the community.
Resiliency, Expression, Awareness, Connection, Hope REACH The REACH program provides structured small sized class that utilizes intensive social emotional support to high school students who have lacked success in their home schools due to frequent or lengthy hospitalizations or school refusal/anxiety.
Resource Resource Resource services are for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program utilizes general education curriculum while providing specialized instruction, modifications, and accommodations to support specific learning needs. Resource services are provided in all general education buildings throughout the district.
SKILLS Supporting Kids in Lifelong Learning of Socialization, Self Control and Self-Advocacy The purpose of the SKILLS - Emotional Disability program (ED) is to provide educational services in the general education school setting to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who display behavior or emotional issues that interfere with their school achievement, classroom behavior, social skills, and/or relationships with others. Social Work services are integrated into the SKILLS classroom and all students receive individual social work services, as well.
Speech Only Speech Only Speech and Language services can be provided as a stand-alone service or as a related service, in conjunction with other programs. These services treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.
STARS STARS The STARS program provides educational and related services within a public school setting to students identified with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delay, and other eligibilities. The program utilizes a variety of research-based methods to provide each student with an individualized program in a classroom setting while addressing academic, social, communication, behavioral, and functional needs of the student.
Transition Program at Pathways Pathways The Transition Program is housed at the Pathways site and provides instruction and support for students with special needs ranging from age 18-22. The Transition Program focuses on the acquisition of daily living and vocational skills that lead to a successful transition to adult life within the community.
Last Modified on December 6, 2022