The Special Day Class (SDC) provides services to students who have more intensive needs than can be met by the general education class with Resource Specialist and Designated Instructional Services (DIS) support. This may include students identified as learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, etc. Students are served in special education classes for the majority of their school day.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
This program is designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and require daily access to specialized staff and curriculum. All students have a mild to profound, bilateral or unilateral, permanent or fluctuating hearing loss. Instruction is provided in an environment offering age-appropriate, language mode peers, as well as nondisabled children. The program is supported by a credentialed teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, a sign language interpreter, an instructional assistant with signing skills and a speech/language pathologist.
Therapeutic Learning Class
These programs are designed for K-12 students who have an emotional disturbance condition with a direct, observable connection between the emotional disturbance and poor educational performance. The curriculum in these programs has an academic focus with intensive instruction on development of behavior management and appropriate interpersonal skills. The programs may be augmented by services from school counselors, psychologists, behavioral health and other social services staff as appropriate.
Medically Fragile or Profound
These programs include an intensive program for students from birth through age 21 who are medically fragile or have profound developmental delay. Key program components include health services, mobility enhancement, and a functional life skills curriculum. The primary focus is to develop an individualized education program that fosters each student’s abilities and level of independence. As appropriate to the student’s needs, the program works to facilitate mobility through a specialized curriculum.