Overview of Special Education
Provides an overview of programs and related services that are available at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Citywide programs are located in the specific school listed and are open to eligible students across the city. All program summaries include specific student need profiles, program goals, descriptions of staffing, curriculum and special programming, as well as related services available. The related services section includes a brief description of each of the related services available to students in the Newton Public Schools based on the needs specified in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). All students on IEPs are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and are provided equal opportunity to participate in educational, nonacademic, extracurricular and ancillary programs, as well as participation in regular education. All students receiving special education, regardless of placement, shall have an equal opportunity to participate in, and, if appropriate, receive credit for the vocational, supportive, or remedial services that may be available as part of the general education program as well as the nonacademic and extracurricular programs of the school.