Philosophy of the IES Department
Our philosophy is to provide students with special abilities the opportunities and tools to live successful adult lives. We are fully committed to teaching our students to advocate on their own behalf and to be as autonomous as each individual student is capable. Our program services a wide spectrum of student needs.
Our program provides personalized academic support in a small group, resource setting, depending on individual need. IES and Gen Ed teachers collaborate in order to modify classroom curriculum based on each student’s unique needs.
Why we call ourselves IES (Individualized Education Services)
We chose to name our department Individualized Education Services (“IES”) instead of Special Ed because we believe that IES better represents the type of services we provide. We hope to help break the stigma associated with the term “Special Ed” and seek to avoid labeling our students in a way that limits them. We believe that students with IEPs should receive services in integrated educational environments.