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.
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.
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