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Special Education

Student Support Services supports the mission of Adams 12 Five Star Schools to accelerate student academic performance and nurture student social development. The Five Star District offers a full continuum of services for students with disabilities.  All schools are equipped to meet the mild/moderate needs of students with disabilities, while a variety of center-based programs and more intensive services are offered at multiple schools throughout the district.  

Our Guiding Principles

  • All students are general education students first

  • All resources in a school are integrated to increase student learning

  • Collaborative problem solving removes barriers to student learning

  • Student progress is monitored to determine response to intervention

  • Interventions are supplemental to Universal First Best Instruction

  • Student learning is the outcome

Referral Programs

  • Independence Academy (Grades 6-12)
    Independence Academy offers in-district students (grades 6-12) on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and with challenging behavior an opportunity to learn new academic and behavioral skills in a small, therapeutic setting.

Parent Groups

  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)(Ages PK-21)
    The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is an advisory committee that meets periodically to bring together parents, staff, students, and members of the community in order to make a positive impact on students with special needs and learning differences. We would love to have you join! Please complete this form to indicate your interest!

For more information about these programs, contact your school’s special education teacher. 

Student Support Services Director/Coordinator Contacts