Co-Teaching is available for students in grades 6-12 in various core subjects. The purpose of Co-Teaching is to provide academic support in the general education setting. Co-taught classes provide students with disabilities with access to the general curriculum. These co-taught classrooms ensure that each student has a highly qualified content area teacher, as well as a teacher who is highly qualified in differentiation strategies.

Program Goals

  • To provide academic instruction and/or support in the general education setting to maximize student achievement.
  • To teach and enhance compensatory strategies in the areas of reading, writing, math, organization and study skills.

This Program is Designed for…

  • Special education students with identified disabilities.
  • Students who need additional support from a special education teacher in the general education setting.
  • Students, based on the determination of the IEP team, with needs that cannot be met without the support of a special education teacher.

The IEP team may recommend a change in programming when…

  • The team determines that a student has demonstrated significant growth in his/her academic skills and can be successful in a less-restrictive program.
  • The team determines that a student is not making adequate progress in the program and requires a more restrictive program to be successful.

A Partnership with Parents/Guardians

  • Parent involvement in each child’s educational program is encouraged and welcomed by the teacher.
  • Progress will be communicated to students and parents on a regular basis.
  • Academic supports will be designed and adjusted based on each student’s individual progress in the co-taught Class.
  • The case managers are committed to working closely with students and parents to help each student feel successful.