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Exceptional Education

Exceptional Education services are available to all students who are eligible according to the Federal and State guidelines and who have current Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.s) specifying the type and amount of services to be provided. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Consultation Services

The student is served in the general education classroom with consultation and support from the exceptional education teacher. Accommodations are made individually through case conference decisions.

 

Penn High School Exceptional Education Faculty

 

Please click here for contact information for Penn-Harris-Madison’s Exceptional Education staff.

 

Resource Services

The student is served in the general education classroom but receives regular, direct support from the exceptional education teacher. Resource services can be provided for 20% of the school day or less.

 

Part-Time Exceptional Education Services

The student is served by an exceptional education teacher for 21% to 60% of the school day. Classes are offered in an exceptional education setting and taught by an exceptional education teacher.


Full-Time Exceptional Education Services

The student is served by an exceptional education teacher for more than 60% of the school day. Full-time programs are provided to students who have such significant exceptional education needs that they cannot benefit from instruction with only part-time support. Full-time services include three program options.

 

Applied Courses

Students who elect applied courses are served by an exceptional education teacher in an exceptional education setting. These courses contain modified curriculum. These courses on their own do not meet the state proficiency requirements for a diploma. These students are working on a vocational tract towards earning a Certificate of Completion.

 

The Social Skills and Self-Management Program (SASS)

While maintaining a standard academic curriculum, the program provides a supportive, highly structured environment that enhances the student's chance for success. A social skills component teaches coping skills. Frequent feedback throughout the school day focuses on building positive self-image and personal responsibility in decision making.

 

The Functional Life Skills Program

This program is an activity/community based program designed to make students with significant disabilities as independent as possible within the school and community environments. Whenever appropriate, students receive their training in general education settings with non-disabled peers. Students do not earn course credit toward a diploma but will receive a Certificate for Completion of the Individual Education Plan and participate in graduation ceremonies.