The Elementary Special Education Program offers a full continuum of services to children with special education needs. Each of the 23 elementary schools offers specialized instruction to meet the individualized needs of students eligible for special education. Self-contained RISE sites located at Susan B. Anthony, John F. Kennedy, and Terry Redlin Elementary Schools provide individual, small group and integrated learning experiences. RISE programs are designed to serve students who need instruction focused on core content connectors throughout the school day.
Students are identified through a referral and evaluation process. Each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) indicates the skill areas to be addressed, the instructional placement and the necessary modifications.