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The Special Education Department provides services for students identified with a variety of disabilities including learning, emotional and physical. The department provides specialized instruction for students to minimize the impact of their disability and to maximize opportunities for the student to participate in the school environment. Special Education Services are prescribed and defined by the federal IDEA act and are also addressed by the Colorado Department of Education.

Special Education support services include:

Continuum of Services: Special Education provides a continuum of services for identified students, ranging from in-class resources to fully contained classroom settings.

Direct and support staff: In addition to classroom special education teachers and paraprofessionals, support services are also provided by the following areas: nursing, social worker services, speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, parent liaison and psychology.

Services for regular education and special education students:

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