District Schools

The majority of students with IEPs receive their educational programs in the same schools that they would attend if they did not have disabilities. Here is a list of educational programs that your child may receive in a district 1-32 school.

General Education with Related Services

Your child will be educated in the same classroom as non-disabled peers. They will receive related services, such as physical therapy or counseling, in the classroom or in a separate location.

General Education with Special Education Teacher Support Services

In a program with Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) your child will be educated in the same classroom as non-disabled peers. They will receive direct or indirect SETSS from a special education teacher. Your child's IEP may recommend:

  • Direct SETSS
  • Indirect SETSS
  • A combination of the two

Direct SETSS

A special education teacher provides specially designed instruction part-time to a group of up to eight children. This may be in the general education classroom or somewhere else in the school.

Indirect SETSS

A special education teacher works with the general education classroom teacher to:

  • Adjust the learning environment
  • Modify instruction to meet students’ needs

Integrated Co-Teaching Services (full or part-time)

Classrooms with Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) services include students with IEPs and students without IEPs. No more than 12 (or 40 percent) of the students in the class can have IEPs.

There are two teachers—a general education teacher and a special education teacher. The teachers work together to adapt materials and modify instruction to make sure the entire class can participate.

Special Class Services (full or part-time)

Special Class (SC) services are provided in a self-contained classroom. All of the children in the class have IEPs with needs that cannot be met in a general education classroom. They are taught by special education teachers who provide specialized instruction.

In elementary and middle school, special classes have up to 12 students. In high school, special classes have up to 15 students. The students in the class are within a three-year age range and have similar educational needs.

Other Services

Students receiving SETSS, ICT, or SC services may also receive related services, assistive technology, or other supplementary aids and services, as necessary.

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