The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is committed to providing a quality education for all students. The Special Education Department offers a continuum of services that afford students access to the general education curriculum in accordance with their own individual capabilities. Programs are designed so students may receive the highest quality of services within the general education setting, among age appropriate peers, to the greatest degree possible.
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Goals of the Special Education Department
- To provide services utilizing an inclusive model within the general education setting that enables all students to achieve their highest potential.
- To provide a continuum of services that address academic, social, emotional, physical and management needs in order for all students to achieve their highest potential.
- To develop positive working relationships with parents and members of the school community throughout the entire intervention and special education process.
- To teach the Common Core curriculum and work toward the high level of achievement expected across all programs while providing challenging educational learning opportunities.
- To develop interpersonal skills and increase capacity to think critically, solve problems effectively and apply the skills to “real-life” situations.
- To develop, within special education students, essential skills and competencies for students to be college and career ready in order to be successful in postsecondary experiences.
Non-Regents Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities
The State Education Department has ruled that the local diploma will be available to students with disabilities. These students must still take the five required Regents exams. However, if they fail to pass one or more exams, students with disabilities who score a 55-64 would then qualify for a local diploma. This “safety net” applies to any student who has been identified through the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or through documentation on a Section 504 by a Multidisciplinary Team. It is also available to students with disabilities who have been “declassified” in grades 8-12, if recommended and documented by a CSE. In June 2016, the Board of Regents extended this “safety net” to allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma after their school superintendent reviews their coursework and certifies the students have met minimum requirements.
On June 30, 2013, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Diploma sunsetted. As of July 1, 2014, students with disabilities may also qualify for two exiting credentials: the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, or New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Learn more about graduation pathways for students with disabilities.