• Select a School
  • welcome,Guest
    Search
    Promoting Educational Excellence in Safe Schools
    Special Education Programs

    Special Education and Programs
    Compensatory/Alternative, Remedial, Special and Vocational Education
    Special and Gifted Student Services Contact Information

    Alternative Learning Programs

    Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
    ACE is offered at Platte Canyon High School for students whose educational needs and interests suggest that a contextual learning program will most likely foster a successful high school experience.

    To inquire about the program, contact a Platte Canyon High School Counselor.

    Gifted and Talented Services
    Gifted and talented students are identified through established District procedures. Each school provides programs, services, modifications and accommodations for identified gifted and/or talented students. To inquire about services contact the District's Gifted and Talented Services Coordinator, Ashley Sportel at 303-838-7666 ext. 1633.

    Post Secondary Options
    Students in grades 11 and 12 are notified of post-secondary options in compliance with Colorado’s Post-secondary Enrollment Options Act. Students enrolled in post-secondary courses receive high school credit for successful completion of college courses. A portion of enrollment costs are paid by the District. To inquire about post-secondary options contact a Counselor at Platte Canyon High School.

    Special Education and Related Services
    Special education and related services are provided at each school in keeping with the requirements and provisions of state and federal law. To inquire about services contact the Principal or the Director of Special Education.

    Warren Occupational Technical Center
    The District contracts with the Jefferson County School District to allow students to participate in vocational programs at ‘Warren Tech.” Transportation is provided for participating students. To inquire about available programs, contact a Platte Canyon High School Counselor.

    Optional Language Programs

    English Language Proficiency

    English language development services for non-English speaking students are designed for individual students as needed at each school. To inquire about services contact the Principal.

    Individual Literacy Plans
    Individual Literacy Plans are developed for each student whose reading readiness or literacy and reading comprehension is at an unsatisfactory performance level.

    Speech-Language Services
    See Policy 540, Article 2 [pdf]

    Speech-Language Services required for:

    • The identification of students with disabilities
    • Provision of “related services” for special education students
    • Services are in keeping with requirements of Individual Educational Programs provided by the District.

    Deer Creek Elementary and Preschool
    Speech Language Pathologist - Extension 1211
    Fitzsimmons Middle School and Platte Canyon High School
    Speech Language Pathologist - Extension 1674

    Other Services

    Psychological Services
    See Policy 540, Article 2 [pdf]

    Psychological Services required for:

    • The identification of students with disabilities
    • Provision of “related services” for special education students
    • Services are in keeping with requirements of Individual Educational Programs provided by the District

    District Psychologist – Extension 1656

    Physical Therapy Services
    See Policy 540, Article 2 [pdf]

    Psychological and Physical Therapy required for:

    • The identification of students with disabilities
    • Provision of “related services” for special education students
    • Services are in keeping with requirements of Individual Educational Programs provided by the District

    Deer Creek Elementary School
    Occupational Therapist – Extension 1211
    Fitzsimmons Middle School and Platte Canyon High School
    Physical Therapist Assistant – Extension 1674

    Rehabilitation Act, Section 504
    A “504” plan is developed and implemented for any student not requiring special education services but requiring accommodations due to a disability. To inquire about services contact the Principal.

    Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.