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Specialized Programs

Program Descriptions for Special Education Placement Options

Some students may require a higher level of support through one of our district specialized programs. These programs are located in buildings throughout the district, but not every building has every program located within it. Some students may require transportation to a different building if they have a placement in a specialized program that is not at their neighborhood school.

Specialized programs provide services to students who exhibit unique needs that impede their progress on IEP goals and cannot be addressed in less restrictive settings. The district ensures that to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities, including students in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with students who are nondisabled. A continuum of placement options is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Services provided by Specialized Programs may include:
●     Increased adult to student ratio
●     Classroom and individual visual supports
●     Individual behavioral and social supports
●     Carefully planned schedules and transitions
●     Modified curriculum and grading as needed for individual students
●     Specially trained classified staff
●     Structured classroom setting
●     Opportunities for inclusion with typical peers

There is a continuum of options available for IEP teams to consider. Their obligation is to ensure that the student receives services and instruction in the least restrictive placement. The options for placement continuum are outlined below:

Program Descriptions

Learning Center

LC Learning center

Intensive Learning Center

ILC - Intensive learning center

Functional Intensive Learning Center

FILC - Functional Intensive Learning Center

Community Transition Programs & Bridges

CTP - Community Transition Programs

Separate School or Program

Separate school or program



Home Instruction

Home Instruction

Your child's placement is determined by the IEP team and the specific services and goals outlined in the IEP.  Not all placements are appropriate considerations for every student.