Special Education Services

Special Education at Centennial

Centennial Schools is committed to helping all students from birth to age 21 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.

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Annually, the Special Education Department hosts a Parent Advisory Meeting to share program updates, goals and provide a platform for parents/guardians to give input and make recommendations to the Special Education Director regarding Special Education Services across the District. Last year we had high attendance when we held it virtually, so we are planning on doing that again this year.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
TIME: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm *meeting will last about an hour
WHERE: Google Meet (a link will be sent to the email provided in the form below).  


I look forward to speaking with you!

Kathy Zwonitzer

Director of Student Services

4707 North Road | Circle Pines, MN 55014

Ph: 763.792.6040


Adapted Athletics

Centennial special education students can participate in adapted athletics.