Our Vision and Mission

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  • Vision 

    The D.C. Everest Area School District Special Education Department, in partnership with administration, staff and the community, is committed to providing an innovative and equitable learning environment with the goal of developing knowledgeable, productive, caring, creative, responsible individuals with disabilities prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing global society.

  • Mission

    Provide an educational experience for students with disabilities that values:

    • high expectations for ALL
    • standards based learning & grading
    • a diverse and expansive continuum of services
    • free and appropriate public education (FAPE)\
    • individual needs of each student
    • specially designed instruction (SDI)
    • appropriate accommodations & modifications
    • least restrictive learning environment (LRE)
    • responsive interventions
    • meaningful inclusive classroom experiences (i.e. co-teaching)
    • culturally responsive practices
    • growth in student self-determination, self-advocacy & independence
    • opportunities for vocational training and paid employment experiences
    • high quality professional development
    • community partnerships
    • positive relationships between students, families, staff and administration
    • trauma sensitive practices
    • universal design for learning
    • progress monitoring
    • State and Federal laws

  • Special Education Program Areas

    • Autism
    • Deafblind
    • Emotional Behavioral Disability
    • Hearing
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Significant Developmental Delay
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech and Language
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vision

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