Capuchino High School

Special Education

Special Education Program






  • Co-teaching/ inclusion support for 80% of our students:

We make it a priority to support students in the general education classroom.  The Special Education staff work in the classrooms with the general education teachers in order to meet student needs to access the curriculum.


  • Specialized Academic Instruction:

Core subjects are taught in a Special Education setting with smaller class sizes and the Special Education teacher teaching the curriculum.


  • Directed Studies:

Students receive added instruction, support and time to access the general education curriculum with the Special Education teacher’s guidance.


  • Severe Disorders of Language Program:

A program to help students with language processing deficits, and receives core curriculum in a specialized class taught by a speech and language specialist.


  • Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Program:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing services providing support in the general education classes and specialized academic instruction classes.


  • Speech and Language:

A Speech and Language professional works with students on speech and language deficits.


  • Vocational and Transition Services:

Vocational education and transition support for post-high school goals


  • School Psychologist:  Intervention and assessment specialist

Role of the Case Manager:

  • Direct instruction

  • Curricular support

  • Liaison with mainstream teachers- make sure curriculum is accessible and accommodations are provided

  • Crisis intervention

  • Parent contact

  • Behavior management

  • IEP management

  • Transition planning

  • Scheduling classes

  • Coordination of services


Qualifications for Special Education Services

  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

  • Emotional Disturbance (ED)

  • Speech and Language Impairment (SLI)

  • Hard of Hearing/ Deafness (HH/DEAF)

  • Other Health Impaired (ADD/ADHD, chronic illness, ect.)

  • Visual Impairment (VI)

  • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)

  • Autism ( ADS)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Intellectual Disability (ID)

  • Others (low incidence)


Our main goal is to provide support for students in order to engage  in the least restricted learning environment.  We provide a program that allows a wide range of students the opportunity to achieve success in their general education classes and to grow into functioning adults with a post-high school plan.



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Panda, Julie
Rousseas, Vasilis
Walli, Jewel
Wilder, Catherine