Program modifications for students who
qualify for ECS are addressed as part each student's IEP.
Modifications are used throughout the student's planned
program in ECS and general education classes.
Modifications are individualized and based on the student's
disability related to the attainment of IEP objectives, progress in
the general curriculum, and participation in the educational
program with their general education peers.
Special education students are required
to be educated in the least restricted environment possible with
their non-disabled peers. McDonogh 35 is committed to at
least 90% of ECS students being educated in the general
education setting for a minimum of 80% of the school day. We
aim to do this through an inclusion program model driven by
co-teaching that allows ECS students to attend general
education classes with support from ECS staff in the
general education classroom to the fullest extent possible.
This model not only meets the legal requirement mandated by
I.D.E.A. (2004) but also provides for a more stimulating learning
experience for all students that ultimately results in improved
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