Welcome to the Web Site for Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Services are provided to students who may be classified as Learning Disabled; Intellectually Disabled; Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered; Hearing Impaired; Visually Impaired; Physically Handicapped; Speech Impaired; Language Impaired; Autism Spectrum Disabled and Gifted. Related services include educationally relevant Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The ESE program is funded from state, federal and local allocations. Policies, programs, and procedures are established in accordance with state and federal regulations and requirements.
Exceptional Education classes are located at all schools. Most students receive their education at their neighborhood school. Students who have a need for services in a special class setting, access a classroom that meets their individual needs.
Before completing the 8th grade, ESE students are required to decide whether they will be pursuing a regular or special diploma. Please click here if you are interested in seeing the latest Student Progression Plan for Exceptional Student Education. Upon graduation, each student should be able to follow post-graduation activities as written in their Transition Plan. As a possible option for students who may choose Adult Education, classes have been established in three areas of the county for students with disabilities. Additional classes are accessed through Project Success at the Adult Education Sites.