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Special Education Programs

Special Education Programs

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Resource Room
The Resource Room is a specially designed learning environment for student's who have mild forms of a disability. While this program typically serves mostly students with Specific Learning Disabilities, any disabled student who has deficits in reading, written language or mathematics may be placed in the program. 
Title 1 Program
The Title 1 Program is a federally funded program designed to assist students who need remedial help in reading and mathematics. These students must qualify for services and generally do not have deficits significant enough to qualify for services under IDEA, although some students may be eligible for both programs. Currently, several of the elementary schools and Rocky Mountain Middle School offer Title 1 Programs. 
English as a Second Language Program
The ESL program is designed to increase the success Limited English Proficient (LEP) students have gaining access to the regular education curriculum. This is accomplished by offering preschool and full day kindergarten programs to reduce early grade retention. A pull out tutoring program is offered to LEP students grades one through eight. For high school students, a certified teacher provides English instruction and assistance in other curriculum areas. 
Gifted And Talented Education (G.A.T.E.)
The GATE program provides differentiated instruction for identified gifted students. Careful consideration is given to students from all subpopulations, including twice-exceptional learners. We believe gifted students need a variety of learning experiences that allow them to progress and develop at advanced levels. Modifications in instructional strategies and content are key components of our program. Our curriculum focuses on effective communication, self-directed learning, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving skills connected to all content areas. The GATE program is housed at Falls Valley Elementary (2455 Virlow Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401). The GATE Coordinator is Katie Sparhawk. She can be reached at or 208-523-5065.

Related Services
Related Services are supportive programs or services required to assist the disabled student in acquiring maximum benefit from special education.

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