Our Special Education department is committed to providing specialized academic and behavioral support and services to students with exceptional needs in order to fully engage them in high quality learning environments that challenge and prepare them to be well-rounded, active members of a global society.
The Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) is a federal special education law that requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible children with disabilities. A free appropriate public education means special education and related services, described in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and provided to children in the least restrictive environment.
See GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for specifics on the Regular Diploma. An Oregon high school diploma is granted upon successful completion of the following graduation requirements:
- Completion of 24 credits of study in the appropriate curricular areas.
- Completion of career education requirements.
- Demonstration of proficiency in essential skills.
A modified diploma is awarded to a student whose program of study has been modified from the regular core diploma. The modified diploma still requires a student to complete 24 units of study, but lessens the requirements for language arts (from four credits to three), mathematics (from three credits to two) and social sciences (from three credits to two). The modified diploma also allows modification in the curriculum to meet the needs of the student. Students who are on an inpidualized education plan (IEP) will work in cooperation with the IEP team to determine eligibility for a modified diploma.
An extended diploma is available only to students on an inpidualized education plan (IEP) and only under special circumstances. Please consult with a case manager for REQUIRED TO GRADUATE 24.00 more details.
SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE MANAGERS