Special Education


Vaughn Next Century Learning Center offers an inclusive special-education program to prepare all of our students with unique needs for life after graduation, including college and career readiness. Students identified with a disability are provided with maximum opportunities to learn and are included in all general-education programs and activities, including students on an alternative curriculum, to the maximum extent possible.

Students receive differentiated instruction in the general-education classrooms through collaboration with special-education staff in order to access grade-level standards. Each site has one or more resource teachers and paraeducators who co-plan, co-teach and co-assess with content specific teachers. General education staff are made aware of the individualized needs, accommodations and/or modifications of our students with special needs in order to provide needed supports throughout the school day. Students are also able to participate in RSP learning labs to receive additional instruction in foundational skills.

Vaughn provides Designated Instructional Services (DIS) as identified and indicated on students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), which can include services such as adaptive physical education (APE), behavior intervention (BII/BID), counseling (PUC), language and speech services (LAS), and occupational therapy (OT). DIS services are typically provided through a pull-out model.