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Student Services

Special Education at Centennial

Centennial Schools is committed to helping all students connect, achieve and prepare for lifelong learning. Centennial Schools provides a continuum of special education services. Centennial serves approximately 1,000 children from birth to age 21. Vibrant learning environments and a personalized team-approach support each individual’s strengths, needs, and goals.

Special education services and placement are determined by a team, including the parents, to develop an individualized educational program (IEP) plan. Teams always consider the most inclusive, least restrictive educational environment where each child has the opportunity to learn and develop in an age-appropriate setting. 

Each school has a special education team that specializes in intervention supports, evaluations and specialized instruction, and related services. All schools have a lead teacher who is responsible for supporting students and families in special education.  

If you have concerns about your child's development, please contact the lead teacher at your child's school, or call the Special Education Office at 763.792.5231. For further information, see the Minnesota Department of Education website.



WHEN:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Centennial Senior High School West Learning Commons 

The Centennial Special Education Department is hosting a Parent Advisory Meeting to give parent(s)/guardian(s) of students with special needs an overview of programming and the opportunity to comment, voice concerns and make recommendations to the Special Education Director regarding district special education services. These comments can be made in person at the Advisory Meeting or  you can complete the survey using the link below. Your comments are extremely valuable to us as we continue to refine special education services across the district.  


Parenting and Supporting Children; Self Regulation and Positive Behavior Change
Dave Wilmes, Director of Programs for St. Paul Youth Services

Dave Wilmes, director of programs for St. Paul Youth Services, will be the key note speaker. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from Mr. Wilmes.


Hope to see you at the meeting!

Please take a few moments to answer the questions below regarding your family's experience with Special Education services in Centennial Schools. Your input will help us improve our services.

Survey Link:  https://goo.gl/ah4hXc


Disabilities Served by the District

Learn more about the disabilities recognized by the State of Minnesota and serviced by the Centennial School District.

Special Education Services

Learn more about the services offered at Centennial.

Related Services

Learn more about supportive services that can assist a child with a disability.

Continuum of Special Education Services at Centennial (pdf, 414 KB)

Learn more about the special education programs available from birth to age 21.

Adapted Athletics

Centennial special education students can participate in adapted athletics.

Parent Resources

A listing of resources for parents and guardians of children with disabilities.

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a group of parents and staff whose purpose is to share information and advise the district on behalf of students receiving special education.