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St. Paul


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Special Education

Department of Special Education
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WELCOME to Special Education! At Highland Park Senior High School we boast many opportunities for students requiring individualized service while allowing them full access to general education resources.

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When students believe that success is possible, they will try. So our first priority in any class is to help students believe in themselves and their ability to learn. We can guarantee students that they will have the best year ever if we ask three things of them and we do the rest: they show up everyday, they come with the attitude that they can and will learn something and they try.


Curriculum incorporates all areas of lifelong learning. Curriculum encompasses diverse instruction for all learners.

All staff share responsibility in assuring that all students receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
Special education and community agencies promote students’ growth and development in collaboration among students, families and general education.
Continuous improvement of services is dependent upon evaluations of systems, programs and student progress and the implementation of needed change.


• Resource setting for students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavior Disorders
• Autism Program Services
• Speech and Language services

Itinerant services include:

• Physical Therapy
• Physically Impaired
• Developmentally Adapted Physical Education
• Visually Impaired
• Other Health Impaired and Traumatic Brain Injury
• Nursing services
• Work Experience for learners to have access to community-based training and experiences through STEPS program
• Social Work
• Curb to curb busing as determined by IEP Students receiving special education services should register for classes with their case managers.