Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.
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 came out to the Larkspur-based outdoor education site, where they had the opportunity to utilize the new skills they gained in high ropes activities.
Within the walls of Prairie Crossing Elementary School, there are two very different intensive center-based personalized learning programs, both of which are dedicated to serving and providing interventions for students on the autism spectrum as early as possible.
While the needs of most students can be met within a typical classroom environment through universal or targeted programming—a small group of students require an even more intensive level of support. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) works to personalize learning for each and every child, including those that need the highest levels of support.
Having a child diagnosed with a disability can be an overwhelming situation for parents. Thanks to a collaboration between the families of students in special education and the Douglas County School District (DCSD), these parents no longer have to face it alone.
Located in the shadow of DCSD’s Shea Stadium, Plum Creek Academy is an educational gem; a shining example of how a school district can care for students with significant needs.