Special Education

  • Courses listed below are available to all students who meet state eligibility criteria for special education services and are being served on the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This continuum includes specially designed instruction, accommodations, and related services in general education, special education and/or the community. Not every aspect of the continuum may be available at each school. Classes will be assigned based on individual student needs and the IEP process. As part of the IEP process the team may determine a course be repeated for credit.

    * The first two trimesters of each course will receive Content Credit and the third trimester will receive Core Elective credit, unless noted otherwise. 

    *IEP-qualified service areas require coursework for all 3 trimesters, unless IEP determines otherwise. 

    * Courses listed represent a continuum of content classes, not the scope and sequence.

    MATHEMATICS


    TARGETED MATH SKILLS 9-10 A, B, C 

    Course Code:  PMA821, PMA822, PMA823
    Credit: 0.5
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides intensive instruction on the application of functional mathematics skills used in reading, writing, math and computers necessary for increased independence.  In addition, instruction is designed to support executive functioning skills at school, home and community.  This course meets the special education mathematics credit requirement

    TARGETED MATH SKILLS 11-12 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PMA824, PMA825, PMA826
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    PrerequisiteTo be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Targeted Math of functional mathematics skills used in reading, writing, math and computers necessary for increased independence.  This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    GENERAL MATH 1 A, B

    Course Code:  PMA800, PMA801
    Credit: 0.5   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides explicit instruction in basic mathematical skills and concepts.  Skills include whole number computations, fractions, place value, probability, geometry, estimation and calculator use. This course meets the special education mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF GENERAL MATH LEVEL 1

    Course Code:  PMA802
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Mathematics Lab 1. This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    GENERAL MATH 2 A, B

    Course Code: PMA803, PMA804  
    Credit: 0.5    
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course builds on skills taught in Math Lab I, including explicit instruction on problem-solving and application skills with ratios, proportion, tables, graphs, fractions, decimals, geometry and factorization. This course meets special education mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF GENERAL MATH LEVEL 2

    Course Code: PMA805  
    Credit: 0.5 Elective  
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Mathematics Lab 2. This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    CONSUMER MATHEMATICS 1 A, B

    Course Code:  PMA806, PMA807
    Credit:  0.5    
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics; junior or senior status
    This course is offered as the first in a 2-year math course.  It provides intensive math instruction targeting the application of basic math skills and problem-solving to everyday consumer situations. This course meets special education mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF CONSUMER MATHEMATCS 1

    Course Code:  PMA808 
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics; junior or senior status
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Consumer Math 1 as the first in a 2-year math course. This course provides intensive math instruction targeting the application of basic math skills and problem-solving to everyday consumer situations.  This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    CONSUMER MATHEMATICS 2 A, B

    Course Code:  PMA809, PMA810
    Credit:  0.5   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics; junior or senior status
    This course is offered as the second in a 2-year math course. It provides intensive math instruction targeting the application of basic math skills and problem-solving to everyday consumer situations.  This course meets special education mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF CONSUMER MATHEMATICS 2

    Course Code:  PMA811
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics; junior or senior status
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Consumer Math 2, as the second in a 2-year math course.  It provides intensive math instruction targeting the application of basic math skills and problem-solving to everyday consumer situations.  This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    ALGEBRA READINESS 1 A,B

    Course Code:  PMA812, PMA813    
    Credit: 0.5    
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course is offered as the first in a 2-year algebra preparation course.  It provides explicit instruction on essential pre-algebra and basic geometry content. This course meets special education Mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF ALGEBRA READINESS 1

    Course Code:  PMA814  
    Credit:  0.5 Elective    
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Algebra 1, as the first in a 2-year algebra preparation course.  It builds upon the essential pre-algebra and basic geometry content. This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    ALGEBRA READINESS 2 A, B

    Course Code:  PMA815, PMA816  
    Credit:  0.5    
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course is offered as the second in a 2-year algebra preparation course.  It provides explicit instruction on essential pre-algebra and basic geometry content. This course meets special education mathematics credit requirement.

    APPLICATION OF ALGEBRA READINESS 2

    Course Code: PMA817  
    Credit: 0.5 Elective 
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Algebra 2, as the second in a 2-year algebra preparation course.  It builds upon the essential pre-algebra and basic geometry content. This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    MATH ACCESS A, B, C

    Course Code:  PMA818, PMA819, PMA820
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in mathematics
    This course is taken concurrently with a general education math course and provides intensive instruction and math support to students. This course does not fulfill the mathematics credit requirement. This course may be required to receive a full year of special education math instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

     

    FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS / WRITING


    TARGETED LANGUAGE ARTS 9-10 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PLA815, PLA816, PLA817  
    Credit: 0.5
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in specific academic areas
    This course provides intensive instruction on the application of functional reading and writing skills applied in reading, writing, math and computers as necessary for increased independence.  In addition, instruction is designed to support executive functioning skills at school, home and community.

    TARGETED LANGUAGE ARTS 11-12 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PLA818, PLA819, PLA820  
    Credit: 0.50   
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in specific academic areas
    This course provides intensive instruction on the application of functional reading and writing skills applied in reading, writing, math and computers as necessary for increased independence.  In addition, instruction is designed to support executive functioning skills at school, home and community.

    APPLICATION OF TARGETED LANGUAGE ARTS 11-12

    Course Code: PLA814   
    Credit: 1.0 
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This first-year language arts course provides intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing. Students will also read, write and complete research projects. This course meets special education English Language Arts requirements.

    FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 9 A,B

    Course Code:  PLA800, PLA801
    Credit: 0.5 Elective  
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This first-year language arts course provides application and continuation of the content within Focused Language Arts 9 with intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing. Students will also read, write and complete research projects. This course does not fulfill English Language Arts credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education reading/writing instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    APPLICATION OF FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 9 A, B

    Course Code: PLA802
    Credit: 0.5  ELECTIVE
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This Language Arts course continues to emphasize and develop reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will be exposed to fiction and nonfiction works to build their academic toolbox for future ELA work. Instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing.  This course meets special education English Language Arts requirements.

    FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 10 A, B

    Course Code: PLA803, PLA804
    Credit: 0.5    
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This Language Arts course continues to emphasize and develop reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will be exposed to fiction and nonfiction works to build their academic toolbox for future ELA work. Instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing.  This course meets special education English Language Arts requirements.

    APPLICATION OF FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 10

    Course Code:  PLA805    
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite: To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This second-year language arts course continues to emphasize and develop reading, writing, and speaking skills.  This course provides application and continuation of the content within Focused Language Arts and students will complete research projects. This course does not fulfill English Language Arts credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education reading/writing instruction. This course counts for elective credit

    FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 11 A, B

    Course Code:  PLA806, PLA807    
    Credit: 0.5
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This course builds upon previous intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing, by beginning to develop and analyze a variety of texts and engage in collaborative discussions to look at multiple perspectives.  Students research and analyze author's’ craft to develop their own writing. This course meets special education English Language Arts requirements.

    APPLICATION OF FOCUS LANGUAGE ARTS 11

    Course Code: PLA808   
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Focused Language Arts 11 as it builds upon previous intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing, by beginning to develop and analyze a variety of texts and engage in collaborative discussions to look at multiple perspectives.  This course does not fulfill the English Language Arts credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education reading/writing instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 12 A, B

    Course Code: PLA809, PLA810   
    Credit: 0.5   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This course continues to build upon previous intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing, by beginning to develop and analyze a variety of texts and engage in collaborative discussions to look at multiple perspectives.  Students research and analyze authors’ craft to develop their own writing, as well as work on senior project requirements. This course meets special education English Language Arts requirements.

    APPLICATION OF FOCUSED LANGUAGE ARTS 12

    Course Code: PLA811  
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This course provides application and continuation of the content within Focused Language Arts 12 and continues to build upon previous intensive instruction in reading comprehension strategies, literature analysis and analytic writing.  Students research and analyze authors’ craft to develop their own writing, as well work on senior project requirements. This course does not fulfill the English Language Arts credit requirement. This course is required to receive a full year of special education reading/writing instruction. This course counts for elective credit.

    LANGUAGE ARTS ACCESS A, B, C

    Course Code:  PLA812, PLA813, PLA814
    Credit: 0.5 Elective    
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility in reading and/or written language
    This course is taken concurrently with general education Language Arts and provides intensive instruction support to students. This course provides Elective credit.

     

    ADAPTIVE / FUNCTIONAL / LIFE SKILLS


    CAREER READINESS SKILLS 9-12 A, B, C

    Course Code: PVO805
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student having IEP goals in the area(s) covered in this class
    This course of study provides an opportunity for students to practice skills related to their internships in the school or community. This includes time to discuss and resolve issues related to adaptive pre-vocational skills such as work attitude, organization, responsibility, behavioral management and effective communication.

    FUNCTIONAL ACADEMICS FOR GOALS 9-10 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PV0800   
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student qualifying in academic area(s)
    This course provides intensive instruction in academic concepts and skills to enable students to function and participate effectively in the community.  Emphasis is placed on practical application to daily living skills, including effective communication and problem solving.

    FUNCTIONAL ACADEMICS FOR GOALS 11-12 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PV0801   
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student qualifying in academic area(s)
    This course provides intensive instruction in academic concepts and skills to enable students to function and participate effectively in the community.  Emphasis is placed on practical application to daily living skills, including effective communication and problem solving.

    SCHOOL TO COMMUNITY 9-12 A, B, C

    Course Code: PVO802  
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student having goals in the area(s) covered in this class
    This course provides instruction on vocational and adaptive skills useful within the home, school and community.  Specific skill areas are related to hygiene, self-help, communication, health, personal safety, mobility, shopping, money/budget, time concepts and community/social integration.

     

    ADULT TRANSITION PROGRAM


    SCHOOL TO COMMUNITY 1

    Course Code: PVO803   
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student having goals in the area(s) covered in this class
    This course provides instruction on vocational and adaptive skills useful within the home, school and community.  Specific skill areas are related to hygiene, self-help, communication, health, personal safety, mobility, shopping, money/budget, time concepts and community/social integration.

    SCHOOL TO COMMUNITY 2

    Course Code: PVO804   
    Credit: 0.5 Elective
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; IEP eligibility based on student having goals in the area(s) covered in this class
    This course provides instruction on vocational and adaptive skills useful within the home, school and community.  Specific skill areas are related to hygiene, self-help, communication, health, personal safety, mobility, shopping, money/budget, time concepts and community/social integration.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION


    ADAPTIVE PE 9-10

    Course Code:  PPE800
    Credit: 0.5 Elective    
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; designed for students with significant physical limitations
    This course provides adaptations to the typical physical education program.

    ADAPTIVE PE 11-12

    Course Code:  PPE801
    Credit: 0.5 Elective    
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis; designed for students with significant physical limitations
    This course provides adaptations to the typical physical education program.

     

    BEHAVIOR SUPPORT


    SCHOOL STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS 9-12 A, B, C

    Course Code:  PZZ800, PZZ801, PZZ802
    Credit: 0.5 Elective  
    Prerequisite:  IEP eligibility in social/emotional, executive functioning, or behavior-related areas
    This course provides instruction in social, behavior, executive functioning and/or study skill related areas as they relate to improving success in school. Instruction in study skills may include skills such as time management, goal setting, self-monitoring, communication and organization. Instruction in social emotional and behavior skills may include skills such as self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, reasonable decision making as well as life skills such as organization, attitude, attendance, and punctuality. Learning objectives for this course are individualized and align with the student’s IEP goals and objectives. This course supports students for the full year.

    TARGETED LIFE MANAGEMENT 9-12 A, B, C

    Course Code:    PZZ804, PZZ805, PZZ806 
    Credit: 0.5 Elective   
    Prerequisite:  To be determined on an individual basis
    This course provides intensive instruction in social, emotional and behavior-related areas including anger management, self-regulation, conflict resolution, communication/conversation, and executive functioning skills. This course supports students placed within a special education environment for most their school day.