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Leland and Gray offers a comprehensive array of services, programs and accommodations to support each student who is eligible under Vermont regulations to a free and appropriate education as outlined in the Special Education law. A student’s Individual Education Plan team may decide that a student’s grad requirements may be fulfilled in alternative courses taught by a certified teacher.
Middle School Language Arts and Mathematics (M10004)
Prerequisite(s): Teacher recommendation
Language Arts offers coursework in reading, writing, vocabulary building, and spelling, aligned with regular education or Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals. Reading includes basic skills and comprehension Math offers standards-based, small group, individual instruction, according to needs specified on a student’s IEP. Classes include instruction in basic math concepts and calculations.
Skill Building (H92300) ½ credit
Grades 9-12 Credit type by arrangement
Prerequisite(s): Teacher recommendation
Students engage in activities that develop skills in writing, reading, and mathematics. Students learn to write effectively for a variety of purposes and strengthen skills necessary to read and understand a variety of materials while learning new vocabulary. Students review basic math skills as they learn strategies for problem-solving. This course also helps students improve study skills, such as notebook organization, note taking, test-taking strategies, research, and study guide preparation.
Lifeskills Math (H92120) 1 credit
Standards-based, small group, and individualized instruction in mathematics are provided according to the needs specified on a student’s IEP. Courses offered have included Math for Life and Work, Math Tutorial, and Math Skills. A course may be designed through students’ multiyear plans to meet the Geometry requirement.
Lifeskills English (H92110) 1 credit
Standards-based, small group, individualized instruction in English are provided according to needs specified on a student’s IEP. Courses offered have included Writing Workshop and English. Under a multiyear plan, students may take an alternative English class to attain graduation requirements.
Lifeskills Social Studies (H20112) 1 credit
Social Studies credit
Standards-based, small group, and individualized instruction are provided according to needs specified on a student’s IEP. Courses offered have included United States History through Films, United States History, American Government, Global Awareness, and Knowing Your ‘World.’
Lifeskills Science (H40112) 1 credit
Standards-based, small group, and individualized instruction are provided according to needs specified on a student’s IEP. Courses offered have included Science through Cooking, Body Systems, and Ecology.
Intensive Needs Program Credit by arrangement
The Windham Central Supervisory Union’s Intensive Needs Program is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with intensive special needs from preschool to early adulthood. Students who qualify for INP demonstrate complex disabilities in the areas of cognitive functioning and autism, and participate in learning at Leland and Gray as well as in home- and community-based settings. WCSU professionals utilize best practices and current research to assess students’ performance levels and design individualized curricula around their passions, interests, and needs. Students engage in learning that is meaningful, relevant, and engaging. Implementation of INP programs involves a variety of methodologies and supports tailored to best meet the needs of each student. Extensive data is collected and analyzed to modify the curriculum based upon student responsiveness. A highly qualified team collaborates to support each student, encouraging him/her to build positive relationships, work ethics, and self-determination in all areas of life.