Burr and Burton is committed to the success of all students; as a result, specialized programs are in place for students in need of additional academic support.
The Special Services department serves students through various programs.
Some of these include:
1. The ACCESS Program (Accessing Community,Careers, and Education through Successful Self-Determination) provides students with individualized support for academic and practical skills. This program focuses on on the areas of functional academics, self-care, daily living skills, independent living, community access, and job training and placement.
2. The Learning Center provides students who need additional academic support for regular education courses. In this program, specialized instruction is provided through the Study Skills course. Teachers help students identify challenges, provide remediation, tutor in content areas, and teach specific skills and strategies for successful learning.
3. The Target Program provides an alternative education experience to students who struggle in traditional educational environments or who are at high risk of dropping out of school. The goals of the Target Program are to help students become more self-reliant; understand their academic and social strengths and challenges; graduate from high school with a transition to independent living, including further education, training, employment and housing; and become active citizens, effective workers, and capable family and community members.
The Special Services Department educates students who are identified through a special education review process as eligible for special education (specialized instruction) and who have Individualized Education Plans.
An Evaluation and Planning Team determines a student’s eligibility for an IEP according to Vermont State Department of Education Special Education rules.
The Special Services staff includes Vermont-certified learning specialists, a reading teacher, a speech and language pathologist, paraeducators, and related services providers.
Special education personnel work with other agencies’ personnel to facilitate the transition of students to college or other post-high school or employment opportunities. This may include placing a student on a 504 plan which is designed to assist the student throughout life.
For more information please contact Director of Special Services Mary Diaz at 802.549.8153
or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org