Special education students are mainstreamed into the general education classroom based upon their IEP (Individual Education Plan) and provided instruction in the least restrictive environment. March Middle School’s special education program is staffed by two special education teachers and two special education aides who provide both full period and full day instruction in two special day classes. Two resource specialist teachers and three resource specialist aides provide individual and small group support inside the general education environment under the direction of classroom teachers (collaborative model and co-teaching model). Life skills classes are supported by four certificated teachers and nine instructional aides specially trained to effectively deliver the life skills curriculum.
Each student is provided instruction based upon their IEP, which is reviewed and updated annually by the school’s IEP teams. The IEP ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to core curriculum and educational opportunities and is used to coordinate specially-designed instruction based upon individual academic, social, and behavioral needs.