Special Education Courses


During the 2018-19 school year Elmwood Park High School will offer the following special education courses.

Click any course title below to see the corresponding description. Each course description includes information about credit, grade level and prerequisites.
 

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

This program is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. Resource offers students individualized support and accommodations aligned to their IEPs. Students receive support with content area subjects and study skills, and they learn strategies to adequately compensate for an identified disability area. This course is a repeatable credit course.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

Self-contained classes are available in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, health and consumer education. These classes are taught by teachers with a special education license and are subject to the class-size requirements per special education legislation. The course outcomes for self-contained classes are based upon the outcomes of the general education core course, with modifications to material and resources to ensure appropriate levels of instruction to meet the needs of students with IEPs.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

Various

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

The self-contained behavioral support program is designed for students in grades 9 through 12 who have been identified as having behavioral, social and/or emotional disabilities that adversely impact their participation within the general education environment. This is a supportive, self-contained service that emphasizes modification of behaviors and uses daily instruction to support the development of appropriate behavior, social skills and responses. Behavior modification procedures and techniques are used to address individualized goals for each student. In addition, a number of support services are utilized to assist students.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

Various

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

This program is designed for students in grades 9 through 12 who have been identified as having disabilities that inhibit their participation within the general education learning environment. Students who participate in the CORE program require an alternative curriculum that is based in developing functional academic, independent living, social, language and employment skills at cognitively appropriate levels.