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The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.
ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.
Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.
Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.
Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.
In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:
- Medical training and support to school personnel
- Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
- Advocacy for students with health concerns
- Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs
School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.
Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.
Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.