Skip To Content

Special Education Center-Based Programming

Center programs are located in neighborhood schools across the district which allows for inclusion opportunities with typical peers. Center based programs are specialized classrooms within a regular school building and are available throughout the district as part of Jeffco’s continuum of placement options for students in special education. These programs provide an intensive level of support, additional resources, and a focus on individualized needs as they pertain to different groups of students.  

Programs also shift and flex as needed to respond to individual student needs.

Only students whose IEP identifies placement within a center program can be supported in a center program. Students cannot be enrolled into a program by a family or transferred into a program by an administrator. 

Most students can be supported in their neighborhood school and do not need center programming.  A Director or Assistant Director of Sped must be included in decisions to change a student’s placement.

Affective Needs (AN) centers provide programming for students with significant social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.

Center programming focuses on:

  1. Academic Instruction and Inclusion
  2. Data Collection / Progress Monitoring
  3. Paraeducator Support
  4. Behavior Systems
  5. Social and Emotional Supports

learn more

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) center programs support students with significant deficits in functional communication, social skills and/or restrictive interests/repetitive behaviors.

Center programming focuses on:

  1. Academic Instruction and Inclusion
  2. Data Collection / Progress Monitoring
  3. Paraeducator Support
  4. Social Communication
  5. Social and Emotional Supports

LEARN MORE

Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH and D/HH+) center programs support students with significant needs related to hearing impairments. Instruction in D/HH+ programs is guided by district-approved curriculum and the state modified standards.

Center programming focuses on:

  1. Academic Instruction and Inclusion
  2. Data Collection / Progress Monitoring
  3. Paraeducator Support
  4. Intensive Language Development
  5. Advocacy (hearing technology)

LEARN MORE

Significant Support Needs (SSN) programs focus on maximizing student potential by targeting communication, independence for further education, employment, and independent living. Instruction in these programs is guided by district-approved curriculum and the state modified standards (Extended Evidence Outcomes - EEOs).

Center programming focuses on:

  1. Academic Instruction and Inclusion
  2. Data Collection / Progress Monitoring
  3. Paraeducator Support
  4. Functional Communication
  5. Transition - Planning for the Future

LEARN MORE

CENTER SCHOOL LOCATIONS

 

RESOURCES

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.