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Special Services and Programs

Last Updated: 12/5/2019 2:54 PM

Counseling: Shelley High School has two full-time counselors available to assist students in a variety of ways, including career counseling, educational decisions, family and emotional problems. The district school psychologist is also available to assist students. Student support groups are offered to all students.

Individual Education Plan: IEP must include a description of the child's current performance and skills in all areas of concern. It should explain how the disability affects his progress in the general education curriculum. The statements will address academics, life skills, physical functioning, and social and behavioral skills. They may also include any other areas of concern affecting the student's ability to learn. IEP teams use formal assessments to determine the child's functioning and establish a baseline of performance. The team may also use anecdotal information and progress data from the student's classroom teachers to further describe their skills.

McKinny-Vento Act of 1987:The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

Section 504:The intent of this law is to provide students with disabilities equal access to educational programs, services, and activities. Determining whether a student is a “qualified disabled student” under Section 504 begins with the evaluation process. Each district will have standards and procedures for initial evaluations. Staff often included in the process may include: teachers, school psychologist, counselor, nurse and/or principal - as well as the parent or guardian. Accommodations are program adjustments made to remove disability-related barriers so a student is able to fully participate in school- both academic and nonacademic activities.

Title 1: Addresses the needs of all students in school, particularly the needs of those children who are failing, or are at-risk of failing, to meet the challenging State academic standards and any other factors. The program uses methods and instructional strategies that strengthen the academic program.

See Counselors or Administration if you have any questions or would like to discuss receiving these services.