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James JordanMiddle School

My child has an IEP, what class will my child be in?

Students in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) are placed in classes according to the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) page on their most recent IEP. If the Instructional Setting indicates "General Education", then the student is placed in one of the general education classes that may or may not include other students with disabilities. In the first two weeks of school, the students are given multiple academic assessments to determine their academic level in all subject areas. After the results have been collected, the students are grouped into classes based on their academic needs. After each Quarter, the teachers review the academic progress made and the students may move into a different general education class. 

How are Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Services provided?

RSP services will be delivered within the general education class in a collaborative model. This includes co-planning and co-teaching support from both the General Education Teacher and RSP Teacher. In some classes, it may also include Paraprofessional support in four or more classes throughout the day and/or individual support outside of the classroom (i.e. before school, breaks, lunch, after school).

What if the Instructional Setting indicates "Special Education"?

If the Instructional Setting on the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) indicates "Special Education", then the student is placed in a class that ONLY includes students with IEPs. This class is taught by a Special Education Teacher and includes a Paraprofessional for additional academic support. For the 2020-21 school year, this class has 17 students in it that remain in the same class for English language arts, math, science, and history classes. In a regular school year, some students are in our Hybrid Special Education Program. This means they may participate in a math or English language arts general education class but are in the special education setting for the other classes. Students also participate in general education for their Physical Education class as well as Break and Lunch periods. When the students are participating in general education, we attempt to provide extra support with a Paraprofessional and/or RSP Teacher.