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Lower Merion School District

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Special Education Courses

Each student must be recommended for these courses by his or her IEP team.

Instructional Support Lab

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 0.33 to 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: Determined by IEP team

Students participate in an Instructional Support Lab (ISL) for a prescribed number of class periods per cycle depending upon the program described within their IEPs. Individualized skill remediation is provided as per each student’s IEP targeting a student’s individual needs. Students receive direct instruction and additional support to ensure meaningful progress, maximize their achievement and assist students in their transition to a variety of postsecondary opportunities, including attending college, technical or vocational schools, participating in career readiness programs or volunteering in the community. Students earn quarterly grades based on the appropriate work completed on their individualized goals. Participation is determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.

Emotional Support Instructional Support Lab

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 0.33 to 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Numbers: Determined by IEP team

Students participate in an Emotional Support Instructional Support Lab (ISL) for a prescribed number of class periods per cycle depending upon the program described within their IEPs. Individualized skill remediation is provided as per each student’s IEP targeting a student’s individual needs. Students receive direct instruction and additional support to ensure meaningful progress, maximize their achievement and assist students in their transition to a variety of postsecondary opportunities, including attending college, technical or vocational schools, participating in career readiness programs or volunteering in the community. Students earn quarterly grades based on the appropriate work completed on their individualized goals. Participation is determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.

Academic Literacy

  • Length/credit  1 year - 0.33 - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Numbers: Determined by IEP Team.
    • Academic Literacy 1:  15160100
    • Academic Literacy 2:  15160200
    • Academic Literacy 3:  15160300
    • Academic Literacy 4:  15160400

This course is designed for students who require significant additional content area instruction and support in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, and higher order critical reading skills to negotiate various texts, particularly grade level content area textbooks. Participation is determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.

Math Literacy

  • Length/credit 1 year - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10
  • Course Numbers: Determined by IEP team
    • Math Literacy 1: 15030500
    • Math Literacy 2: 15030700

This course is designed for students who require significant additional math instruction and support in the areas of computation, concepts, and applications to achieve standards for numbers and operations, algebraic concepts, geometry, and measurement, data, and probability addressed in Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2 and Algebra 2. Participation is determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.

Reading

  • Length/credit  1 year - 0.33 - 1.0 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Numbers: Determined by IEP Team.
    • Reading 1: 15060100
    • Reading 2: 15060200
    • Reading 3: 15060300
    • Reading 4: 15060400

Students are provided individualized reading programs determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.

Adaptive Physical Education

  • Length/credit: 1 year - 0.33 credit
  • Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Course Number: 15190100

Participation in this course is determined by a student’s IEP team based on individual needs.