Students receive special education instruction that uses varied techniques, materials and/or interventions as appropriate. Learning support staff work closely with general education staff and the district’s curriculum and instruction department.
This type of program exists in all VPS schools.
Specialized programs are provided to address specialized needs of students. Includes classes for students with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities and for those who need assistance developing their adaptive skills.
Available at specific schools. Each child’s IEP team will help design the specific types of services to support their educational program.
VPS is the host district for a countywide day treatment program for students in first through 12th grades with severe emotional and/or behavioral disabilities. This program is located at the Jim Tangeman Center. Working in cooperation with community mental health professionals, students receive a structured academic and mental health experience.
The Gateway to Adult Transition Education program serves 18- to 21-year-old students with developmental disabilities. The program is a community-based alternative-education program serving self-directed students who have the potential to participate in community and/or vocational activities.
Children ages birth to 3 are served under contract with Educational Service District 112 and Innovative Services Northwest.
Children ages 3 to 5 may be served in a variety of program models. Through the district’s Early Childhood Education Program, children receive individualized education in small-class settings to develop communication, motor, cognition, self-help and/or social skills.
- Speech and language services
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Nursing services
- Transportation services
- Home and hospital services for students who are out of school for a minimum of four weeks and are under a doctor’s care
- American Sign Language services