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Regional ED Special Education Syllabus

2015 to 2016

Travis Schmitt

tjschmitt@rcps.info

853-2255 ext. 7777

 

Room: 2001. Located on the second floor at the end of the hall off of A stair well.

Office hours: 8am-3:45pm Monday through Friday August 18th, 2015 through May 31st 2016

Course Goals: The student will remain on track towards graduation as IEP goals and accommodations are being fulfilled. The student will also be encouraged and challenged to build positive relationships with other students and staff while present at Patrick Henry High School, while implementing new learning skills, coping skills, and life skills within the classroom setting.

Course Description:  Students will attend class according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP).   Please note that students will participate in school electives (Art, Music, PE) and other activities during course of the school year.  Students will report for their core content areas with Mr. Schmitt in the therapeutic classroom located in room 2001 and will have assistance available in their elective classes.

Classroom expectations: Students will conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner around their teachers and around their peers.  Students will arrive on time to class, remain seated in their designated areas, and attempt to do their classwork in accordance to their IEP accommodations both in inclusion classes and in the therapeutic classroom.

Materials:  All materials will be included upon arriving to class i.e.: computers and textbooks.  Students need to come equipped with the appropriate materials for their extracurricular and elective courses.  If the student’s IEP states that all materials will be provided, then the teacher is responsible for accommodating the student accordingly.

Paraprofessionals:   The regional classroom has been assigned two qualified paraprofessionals who will assist the students and the teacher with instructional assistance and academic progress.

To the parents: Mr. Schmitt will be making weekly phone contact with each student’s guardian/parent to ensure positive communication is being addressed and enforced so that there is understanding and information is being shared in accordance to all IEP goals and accommodations, as well as providing student’s progress.

Teacher schedule:

A1: Assisting students with their elective classes, ensuring implementation of IEP goals and accommodations, attending IEP meetings, or reevaluating IEP goals and accommodations.

A2: English: teaching English 9 to 12 in accordance to each students individuals academic achievements, schedule, and IEP goals.

A3: History: VA/US history and World Geography in accordance to each Student’s Individual’s academic achievements, schedule, and IEP goals.

B1: Teachers planning period.  The teacher will also be assisting students with their elective classes, ensuring implementation of IEP goals and accommodations, attending IEP meetings, or reevaluating IEP goals and accommodations.

B2: Math: teaching a variety of Math curriculum from Algebra on part 1 and part 2, as well as Geometry to the individuals that need these credits.

B3: Science: Astronomy, Earth Science, and Biology will be taught in accordance to each Student’s Individual’s academic achievements, schedule, and IEP goals.

Bridge: Study Skills: Students will have time to work on any extra work they may have to catch up.  Also, students will participate in learning new life and coping skills during the study skills through group and individual activities with the teacher and paraprofessionals.