Special Education Courses


During the 2019-20 school year Elmwood Park High School will offer the following special education courses. To learn more about the Special Education Department, please click here.


RESOURCE

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 individualized education plans (IEPs). Students receive support with content area subjects and study skills, and they learn strategies to adequately compensate for an identified disability area. This is a repeatable credit course.


INSTRUCTIONAL ACADEMIC COURSES

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (one/two semesters)

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

Instructional special education 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 instructional 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. Math and English instructional classes will be offered on an A/B block schedule occurring for the duration of the year (two semesters). Science and social studies instructional classes will be offered every day for one semester.


EMOTIONAL SUPPORTS PROGRAM

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

Various

9, 10, 11, 12

Placement based on IEP

The emotional supports 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, specialized program 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 used to assist students.


CORE PROGRAM

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 on developing functional academic, independent-living, social, language and employment skills at cognitively appropriate levels.