Special Education

 

...a continuum of placement options must be providedThe Berlin Public School System is strongly committed to supporting students in their least restricted environment. The special education services provided to our students have been developed to support this concept. We believe that a continuum of placement options must be provided to meet the unique and individual needs of our students. Students may be serviced in a variety of settings which include: co-teaching within the general education classroom, learning center, semi-self-contained classroom, self-contained classroom, transition within the community, and out of district placements.

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Special Education Course Offerings:

Learning Strategies – Gr 9 or 10

LC22005G12 
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 9 or 10

The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to receive remediation and specialized instruction in their area of need which will enable them to be successful in their classes and monitor their progress towards their goals and objectives.  Specialized instruction will be offered in reading, writing, numeracy, and transition skills.

Learning Strategies - Gr 11 or 12

LC22005G22
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 11 or 12

The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to receive remediation and specialized instruction in their area of need which will enable them to be successful in their classes and monitor their progress towards their goals and objectives.  Specialized instruction will be offered in reading, writing, numeracy, and transition skills.

Alternative Learning Strategies

LC22207G
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12

The purpose of this course is to offer special education students whose exceptionality impacts their ability to problem solve, socialize and communicate with others at an age appropriate level.  The overall focus is on teaching social, life and communication skills so that these students are able to develop into independent problem solvers, selfadvocators and lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Structured Study Support A

LC22203G12
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 9 or 10

The purpose of this course is to provide a structured study hall and/or time for remediation. Students will be made accountable for maintaining a planner, keeping an organized notebook, and bringing the appropriate materials. Students will receive instruction in test-taking strategies, note-taking, and study skills. Enrollment is determined by a PPT and/or consultation between the School Counselor and the SAT team. Students may have the option to take this course for ó year based on their academic progress for 0.5 credit

Structured Study Support A

 LC22203G22
Full Year 1.00 credit
Grades 11 or 12

The purpose of this course is to provide a structured study hall and/or time for remediation. Students will be made accountable for maintaining a planner, keeping an organized notebook, and bringing the appropriate materials. Students will receive instruction in test-taking strategies, note-taking, and study skills. Enrollment is determined by a PPT and/or consultation between the School Counselor and the SAT team. Students may have the option to take this course for 1/2 year and .50 credit based on their academic progress.

Learning Center Math

 LC02002B
Full Year 1.00 credit

Concentration of instruction is placed on each individual's needs which could include an intensive review of the four basic operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, percentages, geometry, practical math skills essential to everyday living and specific vocations or trades. Pre-algebra skills are offered for advanced students.

Learning Center English – Gr 9 , Learning Center English – Gr 10, Learning Center English – Gr 11, Learning Center English – Gr 12

 LC01001B Learning Center English – Gr 9
LC01002B Learning Center English – Gr 10
LC01003B Learning Center English – Gr 11
LC01004B Learning Center English – Gr 12
Full Year 1.00 credit

This course is structured for students who need to improve their knowledge and usage of basic English and written expression skills. Areas addressed may include spelling, vocabulary, grammar, word usage, paragraph development, creative writing, reference/research skills, and literature.

Learning Center Reading

LC01068B
Full Year 1.00 credit

This course is for students who struggle significantly with decoding. In order to improve decoding skills, the course focuses on a systematic phonetic approach to reading. It also incorporates instruction to improve fluency, comprehension, and basic writing skills.

Learning Center Social Studies- World & Its People I, Learning Center Social Studies – World & Its People II, Learning Center Social Studies – Civics , Learning Center Social Studies – US History

LC04061B
LC04055B 
LC04161B
LC04101B 

Full Year 1.00 credit

This course uses a multi-modality instructional approach in exploring the periods of early American civilization through the present era. Instruction in learning strategies is also offered.

Study Skills for Success

LC22003B  Study Skills for Success
Full Year  1.0 Credit

This course is designed to meet the individual needs of students who require direct instruction in learning strategies, time management, utilizing technological resources to support learning, and goal setting.  Offered to special education students in grades 9 and 10, whose exceptionality impacts their abilities to function within the high school setting.

Advocacy and the Community

LC22251B  Advocacy and the Community
Full Year 1.0 Credit

This course is designed to meet the individual need of students.  Students will learn self-advocacy skills as well as independent living skills.  Offered to special education students whose IEPs indicate a need for specialized instuction.

Work and Beyond

LC22153B   Work and Beyond
Full Year   1.0 Credit

This course is designed to meet the individual needs of students, who will be seeking employment upon graduation from Berlin High School.  A supervised work study component is included.  Offered to special education students in grades 11 and 12, whose exceptionality impacts their abilities to function within the high school setting.

Special Ed. Dept. Chair:  

Katie Cormier - profile
 kcormier@berlinschools.org
 Ext. 1214  

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