K-12 Special Day Classes

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BELIEVE! provides services to kindergarten through high school students who have emotional needs that require varying levels of counseling services based on the TIERS to support model. Classes are designed as an educational environment, in which each student acquires the necessary emotional understanding and academic skills. The academic curriculum is individually designed within the general education standards-based curriculum.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DHH provides special programs for students with hearing impairments that are serious enough that they primarily benefit from full-time placement in the special day class setting. Sign language interpreters enable students to mainstream in general education classes and participate in extracurricular activities when appropriate.

Orthopedically Handicapped
OH provides support and special programs for students who have severe orthopedic impairments, and who may have some combination of placement between the special day class and the mainstream setting.

Severely Handicapped
A Severely Handicapped program provides support and services to students with severe cognitive and developmental disabilities, including autism. Based on scaffolding of the common core standards, classes emphasize functional skills curriculum with a particular emphasis in the areas of communication, academics, independent living, social/adaptive skills, and beginning vocational skills training.

Severely Handicapped Young Adults Transition Classes
This class provides vocational training, assessment, and ongoing functional academic training for severely disabled students who are in transition from high school age to the world of work, supported employment or other adult settings.