Our students receive instruction aligned to Common Core and the Montgomery County Public Schools Curriculum through the use of the Attainment Series. Art, music, physical education, and media/library classes are offered to all of our students.
An individualized aquatics program is provided as an opportunity to help students access the curriculum. The educational and physical needs of our students are addressed by modifying instructional materials and incorporating resources such as adaptive equipment and augmentative communication devices.
Each student is supported by a multidisciplinary team that also functions as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, headed by a special education teacher who serves as case manager. This team is composed of teachers, para-educators, related service providers, health care providers, a psychologist, and other personnel deemed appropriate for the student.
The parents are an integral part of this team and provide input at all stages of decision making. IEP goals are identified for each student to support the student's success towards meeting grade level curricular standards. Our students, as do all students nationwide, participate in an assessment program that has been developed by the state of Maryland and aligned with Common Core Standards to meet the federal requirement of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
Our students are eligible for transition services starting at the age of fourteen years. These services consist of a set of coordinated activities and linkages to community resources that prepare the student for the transition from school to adult living.