There is a continuum of social, emotional, and behavioral supports available to help all students experience success in school. All students receive universal support while some receive further targeted interventions. Certain supports are delivered by trained professionals who focus on the specific needs of students. At times, students with further challenges may benefit from more intensive support and services through programs at alternate sites.
Key features of these programs include smaller class sizes with a lower staff-to-student ratio to support students’ individualized behavior modification programs, social skills acquisition, and opportunities to participate with peers at their home attendance center. The general education curriculum is initially provided in a small group setting provided by our behavior program teachers and students continue to have access to other layers of support for their instructional needs. IEP teams determine placement in this specialized setting based on a child’s individual needs and response to multi-tiered systems of support within their home school.