The special education curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students with special learning requirements. While the general nature and content of the curriculum is designed to conform with the graduation requirements of Beecher School District 200U, specific levels of instruction, research based materials, and strategies are selected to meet the individual learner’s needs, consistent with his/her Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Whenever appropriate to the learner’s needs, he/she is enrolled in general education courses rather than special education courses. Beecher School District is a unit district and we meet the needs of children with an IEP form the age of three through high school. During the Junior and Senior year of high school, considerable emphasis is placed upon developing an appropriate, post-secondary plan for each identified special education student.
The special education program provides a wide range of related services to support the learner: speech-language, occupational and/or physical therapy, social work and psychological services. Our dedicated and experienced special education staff provides consistent educational programming for our students. The Beecher School District provides a full continuum of services such as consultant, resource/itinerant, or instructional programs. The vast majority of special need students are provided the required services within the same school as their regular education peers. Remaining students are provided appropriate services at locations as near to their “home” schools and within the Southern Will County Cooperative boundaries.
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