Special Education

 


Course #:  1118, 1218, 1318, 1418
Course:     ENGLISH LAB I-IV
Credit:      1.0                                           Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  In these classes, the essential knowledge and skills of the regular curriculum are modified to satisfy the individual needs of the students whose reading and writing skills are significantly below grade level.  These courses receive basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  1617, 1618, 1619
Course:     READING LAB I, II, & III
Credit:      1.0 (Basic Credit)                     Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is an elective language arts offering intended to supplement placement in an English class.  Strong emphasis will be placed on phonetic and structural analysis, vocabulary development and comprehension skills.  Essential knowledge and skills, pacing and materials of the regular curriculum may be modified to meet individual needs of students.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  1625
Course:     ALE-READING
Credit:      1.0 Local Credit for Graduation                Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed to teach the student functional reading skills related to everyday living experiences.  Typically, a carefully sequenced, highly-repetitive sight word approach is used.  Emphasis is placed on development of basic reading skills, reading comprehension, and learning signs and symbols used in the community.
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Course #:  2001
Course:     ALE - MATH
Credit:      1.0 Local Credit for Graduation                Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed to teach the student functional math skills related to everyday living experiences.  Basic concepts in measurements, money and time are emphasized as well as basic math operations.
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Course #:  2100
Course:     FUNDAMENTALS OF MATH LAB
Credit:      1.0 (Local Credit)                    Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Students; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed for students whose present level of performance in mathematics is 4th grade and below.  It includes coverage of the TEKS through 4th grade.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  2101
Course:     APPLIED MATH LAB
Credit:      1.0 (Local Credit)                    Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Students; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed for students whose present level of performance in mathematics is at the 5th - 6th grade level.  It includes coverage of the 5th - 6th grade level TEKS.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  2105
Course:     PRE-ALGEBRA LAB
Credit:      1.0 (Local Credit)                    Grade Placement:  9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Students; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed for students whose present level of performance in mathematics is at the 7th - 8th grade level.  It includes coverage of the 7th - 8th grade level TEKS.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  2104
Course:     CONSUMER MATH LAB
Credit:      1.0 (Local Credit)                    Grade Placement: 10-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Students; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  The major emphasis of this course is the operation of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions in practical life situations.  Subject matter includes, but is not limited to: personal finance, budgeting, and banking.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  7106
Course:     ALE - HEALTH
Credit:      1.0 Local Credit for Graduation                Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed to address health issues including personal hygiene, emotions and behavior, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, CPR, sex education and safety as appropriate for each student and as recommended by the ARD/IEP committee.

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Course #:  7201 (Year), 7202 (Semester)
Course:     ADAPTED P.E. - BASIC
Credit:      0.5 - 1.0 (Basic Credit)             Grade Placement: 9-12 
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This program is designed for students who cannot successfully participate in the regular physical education program.  Individualized testing and instruction include developmental games, remedial exercises, motor tasks, special exercises as prescribed by a physician or physical therapist, recreational skills for leisure sports, and Special Olympics training.  This course receives basic credit when class rankings are determined.
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Course #:  7810
Course:     APPLIED SKILLS
Credit:      1.0 Local Credit for Graduation                Grade Placement: 9-12 
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed for students who are main streamed into a majority of regular classes.  In this class, students receive remedial or tutorial assistance with their subjects.  Emphasis is placed on developing study skills, organizational skills, problem solving, communication and decision-making skills.  In addition, students may receive support in coping with everyday problems through discussion or time-out periods.  Behavior Management Plans are developed for students as needed.
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Course #:  7832 (2 periods AM), 7833 (2 periods PM),
7834 (1 period), 7835 (4 periods)
Course:     COMMUNITY-BASED VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTION (CBVI)
Credit:      1.0 to 4.0 Local Credit for Graduation Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  These courses emphasize development of skills necessary for placement in a work setting.  Independent, cooperative and group activities are provided in a combination of school and community-based instructional settings.  The Vocational Domain of the LIFE program is covered in these courses, and functional academic training is included as appropriate.
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Course #:  7841 7848 (See below)
Course:     VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE I-VIII
Credit:      Local Credit for Graduation
                I - 7841 (1 period / 1 credit)
                II - 7842 (2 periods / 2 credits)
                III - 7843 (3 periods / 3 credits)
                IV - 7844 (4 periods / 4 credits)
                V - 7845 (5 periods / 5 credits)
                VI - 7826 (6 periods / 6 credits)
                VII - 7847 (7 periods / 7 credits)
                VIII - 7848 (8 periods / 8 credits)             Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  Vocational Experience I - IV requires a minimum of 15 hours per week of paid employment or non-paid vocational training through a community service provider (e.g. Goodwill, Lighthouse for the Blind, Work Investment Act facilitators, etc.).
                                Vocational Experience V - VII requires between 16 and 29 hours per week of paid employment or non-paid vocational training through a community service provider (e.g. Goodwill, Lighthouse for the Blind, Work Investment Act facilitators, etc.).
                                Vocational Experience VIII requires a minimum of 30 hours per week of paid employment or non-paid vocational training through a community service provider (e.g. Goodwill, Lighthouse for the Blind, Work Investment Act facilitators, etc.).
The vocation experience program assists students in making a smooth transition from academic pursuits to employment.  Students will examine the relationship between what is learned in their academic course work and how academic experiences are utilized in a work setting.  Areas addressed include: skills and interests; the employability skills; job performance evaluations; positive, productive work experiences; work ethic and job attitudes; co-worker, supervisor, and customer relationships; safety; decision making; fiscal responsibility; corrective feedback or criticism; and collaboration.  Learning to apply personal skills through successful employment is emphasized.  Self-discipline is explored in the context of interpersonal skill development and self-awareness.  Self-initiative, follow through, and best efforts are attributes that are emphasized in the process of a positive work experience.

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Course #:  7846
Course:     ALE - VOCATIONAL SKILLS
Credit:      1.0                                           Grade Placement: 9-12
Prerequisites:            Qualified Special Education Student; ARD/IEP Committee Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is designed to provide students with work skills in preparation for future community based vocational instruction and/or other work settings such as a sheltered workshop. Skills targeted may include assembly, folding, stuffing and stapling. Social skills will also be an integral component of this course.
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Course Description:  This course is designed to enable students to engage in successfully accessing the community. It includes basic map skills, bus-riding skills, safety skills, locating activities and places in the school, neighborhood, city, and state as appropriate for each student and as recommended by the ARD/IEP committee.
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