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Special Education

All potential course offerings in the area of Special Education are listed alphabetically below.   Please Note: In any given year, whether a course is offered depends on the number of requests received for that course.
 
ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS SUPPORT | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 19992

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This course is designed to provide 11th and 12th grade students with academic support, content specific literacy instruction, organizational assistance and study skills.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2 | Course #: 51630

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: Designed to introduce students to American Sign Language, American Sign Language I courses enable students to communicate with deaf persons through finger spelling, signed words, and gestures. Course topics may include the culture of and issues facing deaf people.

 

ENGLISH 1 | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 10091

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: English 1 is a transition - based class, focusing on reading, writing, and speaking skills needed to communicate and access community resources. Students will learn to identify and give meaning to different community and safety signs. Students will also apply different reading, writing, and/or speaking techniques learned in this course to communicate with community members and access services within the community.

 

ENGLISH 2 | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2 | Course #: 10092

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: English 2 is a transition - based class, focusing on building essential skills in reading, for a variety of purposes, comprehending functional vocabulary, learning different forms of informational writing and how to use writing strategies in a functional manner. Students will also apply different reading, writing, and/or speaking techniques learned in this course to communicate with community members and access services within the community.

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING 1 | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 222061

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This a transition- based class that focuses on functional independent living skills, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, budgeting, personal finances,accessing transportation, accessing community and other skills needed to live as independently as possible.

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING 2 | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 222062

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This is a transition-based class, focusing on functional skills needed in order to live as independently as possible. These skills include, cooking, laundry, home safety, and cleaning.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS LAB | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2 | Course #: 10093

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This course is designed to provide students with functional literacy skills in order to live as independently as possible. 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS SUPPORT | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 19991

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This course is designed to provide 9th and 10th grade students with academic support, content specific literacy instruction, organizational assistance and study skills. 

 

MATH LAB | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 20740

Grades: 9

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: Math Lab combines the study of some pre-algebra and algebra topics with introductory geometry topics.  These courses include the study of formulas, algebraic expressions, first degree equations and inequalities, the rectangular coordinate system, area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures, and properties of triangles and circles.

 

READING LAB | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 010681

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: Reading Lab is an intensive, intervention-based program designed to support student in reading.n reading.

 

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTION | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 192601

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This is an academic support class emphasizing social emotion supports using a variety of research based strategic supports.

  

TRANSITION A | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: This class is an introduction to accessing the community, job skill manners, and work experience preparation.

 

TRANSITION LAB | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 22151

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: The class will assists students in being able to articulate the nature of their disability and advocate for ways that teachers can help them succeed. Students will be able to present their goals for after high school and the steps necessary to meet those goals. Field trips to local businesses will be a part of the exploration necessary to design a plan for post‐high school. We will cover the following topics: finding a career and being successful, job skills, choices after high school, how to pay for college, financial literacy (making a budget, etc.), saving and investing, independent living, citizenship, staying fit and healthy, managing the health care system, and working with the legal system.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 221521

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: The Exceptional Student Education Program offers supervised work experiences for students.  Students of all abilities work in paid and non-paid jobs.  Students learn various job skills, including how to apply for a job, the importance of dependability, and how to successfully interact with co-workers and employers.  The Work Experience Coordinator and Job Coach are available, as needed, to help ensure success on the job and assist with transportation needs. Students learn self-confidence, financial responsibility and job skills as they become competent workers.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE LAB | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 229982

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Special Education or teacher recommendation

Description: Students are trained in the DHS Service Center in job skills, such as advertising, scheduling, developing initiative, asking for help, and reacting appropriately to advice/supervision. Actual work experience in running a small business which makes copies and dittos, repairs books, recycling and more is available. Students will learn computer skills for billing, accounting, and inventory. Students will learn supervisory skills by being in charge of two to three other students. Students will develop work attitudes and ethics which will be acceptable to a local business.