Our goals, are to give children:
We facilitate students’ learning by:
The role of the school is to educate the whole child/young adult. This responsibility is shared with the family and the community. Special Education is an educational support system designed to help each student, with their unique abilities, learn and become productive members of society.
Description of the Program
The West Ada School District Special Services program, offers special education services and related services under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), for all children ages 3-21, who have been determined eligible.
Special education is defined as instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child, with a disability, as outlined in the State of Idaho Special Education manual. The goal is to ensure that the child is able to access and gain benefit from the general education curriculum.
If your child is eligible for special education services, he or she will most likely remain within the neighborhood school and be given additional support within all elementary, middle, and high school sites. Occasionally, your child’s instructional needs may warrant placement at a different school program because of the unique learning needs.
West Ada School District offers related services to assist students, to gain benefit from general education as determined appropriate by students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams. Which could include such specialists as; speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, assistive technology specialist, vision specialist and school psychologists.
Each year the special education program serves approximately 10% of the students enrolled in West Ada School District, in a variety of ways that effectively meet the unique needs and varied learning style of each student. The following best practice components are recognized as strengths of our school district:
Least Restrictive Environment
Response to Intervention