SouthCampus_SecondaryProgram

           
At White Bear Lake High School | 3551 North McKnight Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110


 
Students Served:  Grades 6 through 12+
Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), and related neurobiological disorders.
 
 
Contact:
 
Sandy Strand
Principal/Manager
Phone: 651-415-5490
Fax: 651-415-5499
 
The South Campus Secondary Program prepares middle and high school students who require intensive special education services to participate as fully and independently as possible in school, at home and in the community.  Students progress toward graduation at an individual pace based on the goals in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
 
Research-based, innovative instructional practices in literacy, math, social skills, communication, as well as home, daily living and work skills are hallmarks of the South Campus Secondary Program.
 
Both academic and functional curriculum paths are available to meet each student's individual needs.  The program is staffed with one teacher in each classroom and one education assistant for every two to three students.  One-to-one education assistants are provided as required by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
 
Staff work in close partnership with families and community providers to identify instructional priorities for students, which reflect their unique strengths, interests and learning styles.
 
The educational planning process involves a team of home school district staff, parents, agency professionals and Northeast Metro 916 staff.  Referrals are made through the special education director of the student's home school district.
 
Transportation is provided by the home school district.
 
Specialized Services
  • Highly-structured classroom settings, scheduling and materials
  • Functional academic emphasis including standards-based curricula and community-based instruction
  • Proactive behavior strategies
  • Program-wide emphasis on social communication skills
  • Work exploration opportunities from school-based to community business partnerships
  • Full range of related services including speech/language, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, assistive technology, social work, mental health and autism support
  • Developmental adaptive physical education and recreation/leisure instruction
  • Extensive visual supports and sensory accommodations
  • Interactive SMART Board and iPad technology
  • Graduation plans based on progress toward IEP goals
  • Extended school year program as required by IEP