Programs & Services

Special Education Teachers

Special Education teachers are trained to work with students who have been identified by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) as having a disability. A variety of special education programs, ranging from consultant-teacher classes to self-contained classes are available within the district. Special Education teachers work closely with parents, school administrators, counselors and other classroom teachers in order to develop individualized educational programs.

Individualized Transition Plans

Students also have an Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) which is required by law when the student reaches age 14. The ITP helps students prepare for careers, employment, post-secondary education and other aspects of adult life.

Our students play the most important role in this process as they practice goal-setting and decision-making skills with our transition counselor.

Individualized Education Programs

The student IEP is both a process and a product which contains several elements that are required by law. They include:

• A summary of the student’s present performance level
• Long-term educational goals
• Short-term objectives for meeting each goal

• A list of special education and support services, materials and interventions to be provided, including timetable and personnel

11th/12th Grade Program: This program offers support with organization, study skills, literacy skills, math skills and homework completion through abbreviated instructional lessons within the resource room.

9th/10th Grade Program: This program offers support with organization, study skills and homework completion through abbreviated instructional lessons within the resource room, math class, and ELA for students with an Individualized Education Plan.

Consultant Teacher Services

Consultant teacher services are provided for students with mild handicapping conditions. Special Education teachers go into the student’s content class(es) to assist with instruction and make necessary modifications to help the student succeed in the class. Special Education consultant teachers work as a team with the student’s classroom teachers to see that his/her individual needs are met.

Appropriate Learning Environments

“Least restrictive environments” at BHS include self-contained classrooms with teacher/student ratios of 12:1:1 or 8:1:1.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The SAP brings together school, community, family and the youth in a working partnership. Confidential assistance is offered to students currently experiencing problems or those at risk for problems. The program is designed to help students succeed in the school setting and break down barriers to learning, allowing students to successfully complete their education.

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