Special Education Classrooms at CHS
The Learning Center (LC) is a classroom, which provides specially designed instruction and necessary related services in all developmentally appropriate academic areas through the modification of the general education curriculum. Students may receive all academic instruction in the LC or participate for one or more subject areas or time periods, as determined by their individual education program (IEP), in an age-appropriate regular education classroom. Participation in the regular education classroom is determined through the IEP process and based on the ability of the student to derive educational benefit from that classroom. LC curriculum is the regular education curriculum with modifications necessary to meet the IEP goals of the student.
Students who have behavioral or communication goals may also be enrolled in appropriate courses with special education teachers and/or Speech Language Pathologist to provide appropriate specially designed instruction.
Life Skills Classroom
The Life Skills Classroom (LS) is a self-contained classroom, which provides specially designed instruction and related services in functional life skills, fundamental academic skills (reading, writing, math), and prevocational skills. Though students generally receive the majority of their instruction in the LS classroom, they may participate in the regular education classroom as determined by the IEP team.
Pioneer Behavior Classroom
The Pioneer Behavior Classroom is a self-contained classroom, which provides specially designed instruction and necessary related services in emotional development, behavior management, and social skills. Counseling service and classroom consultation with the school psychologist and mental health counselors are essential components of this program. Students may receive all academic instruction in the self-contained setting, or participate for one or more specified subject areas or time periods in the age-appropriate regular education classroom. Participation in the regular education classroom is determined by the IEP and based on the student’s documented ability to maintain emotional/behavioral/social integration in the Behavior Classroom. The Behavior Classroom is intended to support students who are eligible for special education and have demonstrated an inability to succeed (with supplementary aids and services) in the regular education classroom. Curriculum in the Behavior Classroom is the regular education curriculum at the student’s grade level with adaptations as required by the IEP.