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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.

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