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Special Education

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Special Education (All courses in this department require a current I.E.P. and case manager recommendation.)

Credit

Course #

Course Title

.5 each

6045 / 6046

Basic Skills

.5 each

6101 / 6102

Autism Spectrum Disorders Social/Life/Transition Skills

.5 each

6121 / 6122

Interpersonal Skills 1 and 2

.5

6310

Advanced Basic English 1-9/10

.5

6311

Advanced Basic English 2-9/10

.5

6312

Basic English 1-9/10

.5

6313

Basic English 2-9/10

.5

6314

Advanced Basic World Literature 1-11/12

.5

6315

Advanced Basic World Literature 2-11/12

.5

6316

Basic World Literature 1-11/12

.5

6317

Basic World Literature 2-11/12

.5

6020

Intermediate Algebra Skills 1

.5

6021

Intermediate Algebra Skills 2

.5 each

6022 / 6023

Intermediate Mathematics

.5

6055/6056

Pre-Algebra Skills 9/10/11/12

.5

6024

Basic Physical Science 1

.5

6025

Basic Physical Science 2

.5

6026

Basic Biology 1

.5

6027

Basic Biology 2

.5

6332 Basic Human Geography

.5

6333

Advanced Basic Human Geography

.5

6334

Basic Economics & Political Science

.5

6335

Advanced Basic Economics & Political Science

.5

6336

Basic Government & Citizenship

.5

6337

Advanced Basic Government & Citizenship

.5 each

6060 / 6061

HIRE Learning

1

6064 / 6065

Work Experience Program

1

6068 / 6069

Work Experience Program 

.5 each

6602 / 6603

D Practical Intermediate Reading

.5 each

6604 / 6605

D Practical Advanced Reading

.5

6606

D Practical Basic Social Studies

.5

6611

D Practical Basic Science

.5 each

6614 / 6615

D Life Skills Math

.5 each

6621 / 6622

D Functional Math

.5 each

6625 / 6626

D Functional Social Skills

.5 each

6164 / 6165

Developmental/Adapted Physical Education 9 (D.A.P.E.)

.5 each

6627 / 6628

D Functional Living Skills

.5 each

6629 / 6630

D Functional Reading

.5 each

6641 / 6642

D Practical Basic Reading

.5 each

6643 / 6644

D Practical Basic Mathematics

.5 each

6288 / 6289

STEPS English

.5 each

6290 / 6291

STEPS Mathematics

.5 each

6292 / 6293

STEPS Science

.5 each

6294 / 6295

STEPS Social Studies

.5 each

6296 / 6297

STEPS Social & Personal Skills

.5 each

6180 / 6181

SC English

.5 each

6182 / 6183

SC Physical Education

.5 each

6184 / 6185

SC Special Services Skills

.5 each

6186 / 6187

SC Mathematics

.5 each

6188 / 6189

SC Science

.5 each

6190 / 6191

SC Social Studies

BASIC SKILLS

The course offers a two-part focus.  Part of the class period is designed for direct instruction with a semester focus on the following skills:

  • Reading, writing, math and transition
  • Self-advocacy skills

 

The other part of the class period is a structured study hall setting.  The students have the opportunity to utilize:

  • Time to complete their assignments for other courses.
  • Teacher assistance on daily assignments.
  • Teacher assistance with organizational techniques.

 



AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

SOCIAL/LIFE/TRANSITION SKILLS

The class provides students with the opportunity to work on assignments, organize their materials, plan their day, problem solve and receive social skills instruction.

Social Skills instruction will be provided in small groups or individually with a focus on the following:

  • Understanding unwritten social rules.
  • Increasing opportunities for social interaction with supportive peers and staff members.
  • Strategies for social interpretation (social stories, cartooning, role playing, debriefing).
  • Understanding how sensory needs can impact interactions.
  • Learn problem solving skills.
  • Explore and improve transition skills related to the areas of post-secondary education, employment, home living, community participation, and recreation and leisure.

 


INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
 

This class is designed for students with behavioral and/or social goals on their I.E.P.  A social skill curriculum is included along with time for independent study.  The purpose of the class is to support academic progress as well as progress on I.E.P. goals.


 ADVANCED BASIC ENGLISH 1-9/10

This course moves at a faster pace and is more in-depth than the Basic English course.  Students in this course will:

  • Improve writing skills such as spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  • Acquire and reinforce sentence and paragraph writing skills.
  • Increase vocabulary.
  • Improve reading ability and comprehension of fiction and non-fiction text..
  • Improve listening skills.
  • Relate literary selections to self and the real world.

 


 ADVANCED BASIC ENGLISH 2-9/10
This course moves at a faster pace and is more in-depth than the Basic English course.  Students in this course will:

  • Expand the skills developed in Advanced Basic English 1-9/10.

 BASIC ENGLISH 1-9/10

Students in this course will:

  • Improve writing skills such as spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
  • Acquire and reinforce sentence and paragraph writing skills.
  • Increase vocabulary.
  • Improve reading ability and comprehension of fiction and non-fiction text.
  • Improve listening skills.
  • Relate literacy selections to self and real world.

 


BASIC ENGLISH 2-9/10

 

Students in this course will:

  • Expand the skills developed in Basic English 1-9/10.

ADVANCED BASIC WORLD LITERATURE 1-11/12

Students in this course will:

  • Read literature from a variety of cultures.
  • Relate literary selections to self and real world.
  • Present literary analysis.
  • Participate meaningfully in discussions of selected works. 
  • Improve writing skills.
  • Improve reading ability and comprehension skills.

 


ADVANCED BASIC WORLD LITERATURE 2-11/12

Students in this course will:

  • Continue the curriculum in Advanced Basic World Literature 1-11/12.

 


 BASIC WORLD LITERATURE 1-11/12

Students in this course will:

  • Read literature from a variety of cultures.
  • Relate literary selections to self and real world.
  • Present literary analysis.
  • Participate meaningfully in discussions of selected works.
  • Improve writing skills.
  • Improve reading ability and comprehension skills.

 


 BASIC WORLD LITERATURE 2-11/12

Students in this course will:

  • Continue the curriculum in Basic World Literature 1-11/12.

 


INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA SKILLS 1

This course is designed for students who would benefit from additional Algebra practice in order to successfully complete Intermediate Algebra Concepts.  It will be taken in conjunction with that class.

 


 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA SKILLS 2

This course is designed for students who would benefit from additional Algebra practice in order to successfully complete Intermediate Algebra Concepts.  It will be taken in conjunction with that class.

 


INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS

This course is designed for students who will not complete mainstream math.  Independent math skills will be taught.

PRE-ALGEBRA SKILLS

This  class will include the use of Moby Max as a supplement.
Students who are not yet ready for Algebra Concepts to fill gaps and/or those students who have limited success in upper level math classes.


 


BASIC PHYSICAL SCIENCE 1 

Students in this course will:

  • Develop knowledge of basic science terminology.
  • Develop knowledge of measuring devices.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of energy, matter, the periodic table, and atomic structure.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of motion, force, sound, wave, and light.

 


 BASIC PHYSICAL SCIENCE 2

Students in this course will:

  • Investigate the use of machines to complete work.
  • Investigate how heat affects matter.
  • Infer how sound and light travel.
  • Explore electromagnetism and magnetic fields.

 


 BASIC BIOLOGY 1 

Students in this course will:

  • Learn about the nature of life – Science of Biology.
  • Learn about cells – Structure, Photosynthesis, and Respiration.
  • Learn about genetics – Introduction, DNA, RNA, and human heredity.

 BASIC BIOLOGY 2

Students in this course will:

  • Learn about ecosystems and communities.
  • Learn about populations.
  • Learn about human impact on the environment.

 


 BASIC HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Students in this course will:

  • Study geographic concepts including map/globe skills and 5 themes of geography.
  • Learn about population patterns including migration, immigration, push-pull factors, and population density.
  • Study cultural patterns including cultural groups, cultural elements and cultural diffusion.
  • Examine political and economic geography using structures, systems, and spatial organization.
  • Study interconnections including human and environmental relationships.
     

ADVANCED BASIC HUMAN GEOGRAPHY -9/10

Students in this course will:

  • Study geographic concepts including map/globe skills and 5 themes of geography.
  • Learn about population patterns including migrations, immigration, push-pull factors, and population density.
  • Study cultural patterns including cultural groups, cultural elements and cultural diffusion.
  • Examine political and economic geography using structures, systems, and spatial organizations.
  • Study interconnections including human and envrionmental relationships. 

 


BASIC ECONOMICS & POLITICAL SCIENCE

 Students in this course will:

  • Study economic principles and theory
  • Examine the Free Market System, Supply and Demand, and Globalization
  • Identify how the economy affects individuals, business, government, and the environment
  • Study the American Economic System and the role of government. 

 


ADVANCED BASIC ECONOMICS & POLITICAL 

Students in this course will:

  • Study economic principles and theory
  • Examine the Free Market System, Supply and Demand, and Globalization.
  • Identify how the economy affects individuals, business, government, and the environment

 


BASIC GOVERNMENT & CITIZENSHIP
 Students in this course will:

  • Learn about different systems of government
  • Examine issues within the Supreme Court.
  • Investigate roles of U.S citizens in our democracy.
  •  Discuss and examine both local and state governments.
  • Study U.S. foreign and domestic policies and foreign policies.
  • Discuss the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the 27 Amendments. 

 


ADVANCED BASIC GOVERNMENT & CITIZENSHIP

Students in this course will:

  • Learn about different systems of government.
  • Examine issues within the Supreme Court.
  • Investigate roles of U.S. citizens in our democracy.
  • Discuss and examine both local and state governments.
  • Study U.S. foreign and domestic policies and foreign policies.
  • Discuss the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the 27 Amendments. 

 


 HIRE LEARNING     
                                        

HIRE Learning is a program designed to teach hands-on job skills needed to find and keep employment within the community.  By operating a retail craft store, students will learn business skills, social interaction, professional etiquette, and examine career choices.  Classroom format focuses on encouraging students to become responsible, independent and self-motivated employees through the process of creating crafts, organizing materials and supplies, completing daily assignments, and self-evaluate performance values and principles. 


WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Student must acquire and maintain a part time position within the community, and attend a weekly seminar with the Work Experience Coordinator.

Students in this course will:

  • Be encouraged to become responsible and competent members of the workforce.
  • Record hours worked and reflect upon experiences at work.
  • Learn appropriate coping and stress relieving methods on the job.
  • Understand ways in which students can promote good working relationships with their employers and co-workers.
  • Develop a personal resume. 

  


D PRACTICAL INTERMEDIATE READING

 Students in this course will:

  • Develop and improve their functional reading and communication skills.

 


 D PRACTICAL ADVANCED READING

Students in this course will:

Develop and improve functional reading and communication skills.


 D PRACTICAL BASIC SOCIAL STUDIES             

Students in this course will:

  • Study many aspects of social studies including geography, world studies, government and map skills. 

 


 D PRACTICAL BASIC SCIENCE

Students in this course will:

  • Study physical science, biology and Earth science.

 


 D LIFE SKILLS MATH

Students in this course will:

  • Develop individual math skills.
  • Apply math concepts to real life problems.
  • Apply math concepts to guide decisions.

 


 D FUNCTIONAL MATH

Students in this course will:

  • Study the concepts of time and money.
  • Learn number sense.
  • Learn calculator skills.

 


 D FUNCTIONAL SOCIAL SKILLS

 Students in this course will:

  • Study peer and adult relationships
  • Identify and monitor emotions
  • Learn how to work cooperatively with others

 


DEVELOPMENTAL/ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 (D.A.P.E.)

Students in this course will:

  • Develop gross motor skills.
    Develop and improve skills in the various activities covered, to the best of the student’s abilities.
  • Develop fitness methods for life long activities.
  • Develop both team and individual skills through participation (i.e. soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis, bowling, swimming, basketball and others).
  • Work on IEP goals.

 


 

D FUNCTIONAL LIVING SKILLS
 

This class is designed to start to prepare Special Education students with the functional skills they will need as they enter the adult world.  Themes that will be addressed are the five areas of transition required for all special education students. 

Students in this course will:

  • Learn pre-vocational skills such as work on job boxes, practice fine motor coordination and following directions.
  • Become familiar with electronic devices, i.e. computers and assistive technology.

 


 

D FUNCTIONAL READING

Students in this course will:

  • Develop functional reading skills and communication skills for daily living.

 


D PRACTICAL BASIC READING

Students in this course will:

  • Develop and improve functional reading and communication skills.

 D PRACTICAL BASIC MATHEMATICS

Students in this course will:

  • Develop and improve functional math skills.

 


STEPS ENGLISH


STEPS MATHEMATICS


STEPS SCIENCE


STEPS SOCIAL STUDIES


STEPS SOCIAL & PERSONAL SKILLS

This course will look at personal and social skills to meet student needs and help them be successful in school and the transition process.  Areas considered include:

  • Learning styles
  • Study skills
  • Social skills
  • Decision making
  • Goal setting
  • Stress management
  • Working with others 

 


SC ENGLISH


SC PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Students in this course will:

  • Develop and improve skills in the various activities covered.
  • Develop fitness methods for life long activities.
  • Develop both team and individual skills through participation (i.e. soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis, bowling, swimming, basketball and others).
  • Work on IEP goals.
  • Work on rules and knowledge of activities.

 


 SC SPECIAL SERVICES SKILLS

Students in this group experience will:

  • Develop interpersonal skills.
  • Manifest confidentiality.
  • Encourage and develop respect.
  • Expand self-discovery skills.

 


 SC MATHEMATICS


 SC SCIENCE


SC SOCIAL STUDIES