The Adaptive Services Department coordinates and delivers the educational services necessary to provide students with special needs the opportunity to graduate successfully. This includes basic classes adapted from required courses and made appropriate in method and content for the student. It may also include placement in the Resource Learning Center (RLC) where students receive academic support under the direction of a special education teacher in lieu of a study hall. The Adaptive Services Department is an advocate throughout the school and community for all students that require adaptation to succeed academically at Illiana Christian High School.
The Adaptive Services Department provides two levels of services.
Basic Level Classes
Basic classes are alternatives to required core courses with modified curricular objectives employing a slower pace of instruction to create the opportunity for success for students not able to function well in the required core course, including students in the Adaptive Services Department.
Classroom Accommodations for Students With I.E.P.s or 504 Plans
Teachers, at the direction of the Adaptive Services Department Coordinator, will make a variety of accommodations in the classroom for eligible students. These might include oral testing, electronic note-taking, copies of class notes, or extended time on tests. (There are specific forms that must be used to arrange for these accommodations.)
Resource Learning Center (RLC)
A structured, small-group study hall (usually not more than ten students) in which students may receive tutoring, guidance with organization and planning, assistance in test preparation, and support with homework completion. As much as possible, the RLC is staffed with an Adaptive Services Department teacher. Students must meet the entrance criteria to be considered for RLC services.
For questions or more information, contact the Adaptive Services Coordinator, Mrs. Rose Medema, at email@example.com.