• What Does that Acronym Mean?

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    IEP- Individualized Educational Program: the written document generated at A Team meeting that outlines the kinds of supports and services a student in Special Education needs to make effective progress in school.

    504: An accommodation Plan designed to provide supports related to access and accessibility for students with disabilities who need accommodations verses Specially Designed Instructional supports.

    LRE ( Least Restrictive Environment) A term used to ensure students receive special education services in the most general education envrionment possible that allows that student to derive educational benefit.

    LEAP (Language Extension for Academic Progress) is the Language-Based Learning Center program located at East Elementary and Sharon Middle School. Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend LEAP for their educational services.

    TBL (Team Based Learning) is the therapeutic (social-emotional)  program name for classrooms at Heights, Middle and the HS. Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend TBL for their educational services. 

    NETWORKS: is a mental-health program located at Sharon Middle School and Sharon High School. Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend NETWORKS for their educational services. 

    ASD: (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is the program strand for students with Autism. Programs are located at Heights, Middle and High School.Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend the ASD Program for their educational services. 

     DLP: (Developmental learning Program ) at Cottage Elementary and Sharon Middle School is for children who required a more gradual learning progression and pace of learning. Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend DLP for their educational services. 

    PATHWAYS: is our 18-22 year old program at Sharon High School. Students who receive special education may have a Team determination to attend PATHWAYS for their educational services.