Students with disabilities are eligible for special education programs and related services.Eligibility is determined by a team of educators, following an individual evaluation of the student, at an IEP meeting. An IEP, or Individualized Education Program, is developed for each eligible student. The program may include any combination of courses in the regular, vocational or special education programs.
Special education restructuring efforts throughoutOhioand the nation have emphasized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L. 101-476), clear preference for educating children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. Consequently, special education programming atBrunswickHigh Schoolis determined by each disabled child's unique needs rather than a disability label. Unlike special education programming of the past students with different disability labels, but similar educational needs may receive instruction in the same "room" or location--and often times with non-disabled peers.
Brunswick High School may serve students with any of the following disabilities: autistic, deaf-blind, deaf, hearing impaired, mentally retarded (developmentally handicapped), multiply-handicapped, orthopedically handicapped, other health impaired, seriously emotionally disturbed (severe behavior handicapped), specific learning disabled, speech/language impaired, visually impaired/blind, and traumatic brain-injured.
Depending on the unique educational needs of each disabled student, the special education delivery options available to them atBrunswickHigh Schoolinclude:
INCLUSION INSTRUCTION IN
REGULAR EDUCATION CLASSES
In order to integrate disabled students into the regular classroom, both the regular and special education teachers use a variety of instructional strategies such as cooperative learning, use of study guides and increased individualized attention to provide a positive educational setting for all students.
SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES TEACHER (SST)
Prerequisite: IEP Meeting
The SST shall provide supplemental aids and services necessary to enable a disabled child to receive an appropriate education in theregularclassroom. The SST does not provide direct instruction to the student, but rather functions as a resource and consultant to the regular classroom teacher in modifying the classroom environment for the disabled child.
INDIVIDUAL/SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION (I/SGI)Prerequisite: IEP Meeting
Students eligible for I/SGI participate in the regular education program and may receive tutorial services. The tutor provides assistance with regular classwork and remedial instruction in reading, spelling, mathematics or writing.
SPECIAL CLASS/LEARNING CENTER
Prerequisite: IEP Meeting
Students eligible for this programming receive instruction in basic academic coursework from a certified special education teacher for either some or all of their subjects.HOME INSTRUCTIONHome instruction is an individual special education program provided to a student with adisability which prevents the individual from attending a regular or special educationprogram even with the aid of special transportation
RELATED SERVICES CLASSESEMPLOYABILITY SKILLS (1 CR.)Prerequisite: IEP MeetingIntroductory course to prepare students forindependent living. Emphasis will be onoccupational skills,survival skills and career exploration. There will also beperiodiccontact with the Work/Study Coordinator. This courseis open to 9, 10, 11, and 12th gradestudents.WORK STUDY RELATED (1/4, 1/2, 1 OR 2 CR.)Prerequisite: IEP MeetingOn-the-job experience. Credit is based on hours accumulated through employment. Thiscourse is open to 9, 10, 11 and 12th grade students. Course grades are based on employerevaluations and consultation with the Work Study Coordinator. Students receiving specialeducation services are eligible for this program.