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Special Education students use skills to reach new heights

HIGHLANDS RANCH-- Staff from Douglas County School District's Stone Canyon Outdoor Education program has been working with the Eagle Ridge Special Education Voyager program all semester to help these students create better relationships with one another, learn to deal with conflict and enjoy learning through experiential methods. In their culminating event for the year, students had the opportunity to utilize the new skills they gained in high ropes activities. 



Stone Canyon staff members demonstrated safe climbing for the Eagle Ridge students, staff and family members.




Skyler, 4th grade, conquered his fears and ascended the tower to the zip line.



Stone Canyon staff completes his "5-H" check before sending Jack, 6th grade, up the High-wire element.



Stone Canyon staff coached Jack onto the High-wire.




Previous Voyager students, now with the Center-based SED program at Cresthill Middle School, joined in on the climbing.




Faced with the options of zipping or not zipping, Skyler accepted the challenge!



Jack, elated from the rush of the zip line, waited to be untethered from the course.


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April 29, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures, Special Education

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