ESE Department Vision
To enhance the academic and social skills of all Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students in our program and to provide a safe environment that fosters collaboration with students, families, staff, and administration.
ESE Department Mission
To create a framework upon which schools and families can build a collaborative structure of support services that promote academic achievement and to encourage personal growth in students with disabilities.
Expectations of students
- Increase attendance
- Increase engagement and performance
- Increase awareness of performance-based objectives that aligns with their Individual Education Plans (IEP)
- Conduct themselves appropriately based on classroom rules, school rules, and the Code of Student Conduct.
Expectations of staff
- To assist students with demonstrating improvements on grade level standards and assessments
- To inspire, empower, and improve our student’s skills academically, behaviorally, and socially
- To provide incentives and rewards for students’ milestones
- To challenge our students to meet and exceed grade level performance
Examples of Interventions
- In class Support Facilitator
- Small group pull out (Resource Room)
- Teacher collaboration
- Student conferences
- Parent conferences
- Guidance conferences
- Administrative consultation
- Attendance, grades, behavior, credit completion, and community involvement
- Teacher observation
- Teacher consultation/collaboration
- Teacher data chats
(Information below is not to be considered a complete listing of teacher responsibilities but as a general guideline as to how teachers support our ESE Students).
- Create a classroom climate which fosters authentic learning
- Keep an open dialogue with students, parents, support, and administration
- Establish/Maintain an environment of high expectations
- Be cognizant of each student’s exceptionality and its impact upon his/her educational goals
- Participate in IEP meetings and conferences
(Information below is not to be considered a complete listing of student responsibilities but as a general guideline as to how students’ are to be accountable for their education).
- Know exceptionality and its impact upon educational goals
- Know the IEP goals and objectives
- Know the IEP accommodations
- Make use of a variety of instructional techniques
- Meet with ESE Support Facilitator