are for students with the most severe cognitive deficits. Students taking functional courses will likely live and work in a supported environment. Resource Independent Living (RIL) classes
are for students with significant learning needs to the extent that content area instruction is delivered with functional skills incorporated. These students are working on skills necessary for independent living Essential classes
typically replace a mainstream content course like English or Math. These classes serve a range of disabilities. Students enrolled in these classes are usually functioning at least 2-4 grade levels behind their same grade peers. The focus is on specialized instruction in the content area or area of disability.
are geared towards students that have emotional or behavioral needs. Most students in these classes have a primary disability of EBD or OHD.