Exceptional Student Education (ESE): What Exactly is it?

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) provides services to over 2400 students identified as disabled or gifted. A full continuum of programs and related services is offered to students from preschool through high school in accordance with their Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Services include placement in the least restrictive environment, which may be an inclusion setting in the student's home school general education classroom with consultative support or resource pull out. Other placements may require a more restrictive setting, which may range from self-contained classes at cluster sites to hospital/homebound. In addition, an ESE Parent Liaison is available to provide individualized assistance and to support parents. The primary goal of the department is to ensure that your son or daughter is provided a free, approrpiate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Exceptional Student Education Department is always striving for academic success and we are committed to giving exceptional students the means of achieving success by delivering the highest quality of service and working on the goals as specified on each student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).