Dedicated Systems of Support

  • One of the defining principles of special education law is that students with disabilities should be included in general education with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent possible.  Any removal from the general education environment only occurs if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in general education classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily. This is the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)/placement and is determined by the local school Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team.​​

     

    In LOSD, our dedicated systems of support are a home base model, focusing on building independence, academic & thinking skills, and problem solving for success while participating in the general education classroom and electives. School teams focus on developing thinking skills in the areas of Executive Functioning and Working Memory, Social Skills, Emotional Regulation, Cognitive Flexibility, and Language Processing.   

     

    Continuum of Educational Settings:

     

    Learning Support Center (LSC) 

    The Learning Support Center is a dedicated system of support focusing on access to grade-level academic content with supplementary aids and services, including specially designed instruction, and related services, which may also include emotional/self regulation and behavioral support. Services can occur in the general education classroom or small groups in the LSC. 

     

    Schools: All LOSD schools

     

    Developing Educational and Life Tools for Achievement (DELTA):

    Students benefit from support in the areas of social/emotional, executive functioning/organization, sensory and/or behavior. Student cognitive functioning ranges from high/superior to low average.  

     

    DELTA is a dedicated system of support focusing on a student's barriers to success and helps them build self-regulation skills that facilitate greater levels of achievement, general education participation, and a sense of belonging. Utilizing a relational-based approach fostering collaborative problem solving, students are included in the general education classes and electives. Strong collaboration with Behavior Specialists is a key component of this dedicated support.

     

    Schools: Westridge ES, Hallinan ES, Lake Grove ES, Lake Oswego Junior High, Lakeridge Middle School, Lakeridge High School. Lake Oswego High School


    Advancing Curriculum & Communication to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS):

    Students benefit from support in the areas of social communication, executive functioning/organization, cognitive flexibility, sensory and/or behavior. Student cognitive functioning ranges from high/superior to low average. Strong collaboration with Speech Language Pathologists and Autism Specialists is a key component of this dedicated support.

     

    ACCESS is a dedicated system of support focusing on building independence and self-reliance. Students have the opportunity to further their social communication, motor skills, and problem solving skills through targeted function based interventions in the general education classes and electives. School teams collaborate to differentiate and target social, behavioral, and executive functioning skills.  

     

    Schools: Lake Grove ES, Forest Hills ES, Hallinan ES, River Grove ES, Lakeridge Middle School, Lake Oswego Junior High, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego High School 

     

    Pathways:

    Students have developmental delays and may be in the mild to slightly moderate cognitive range. Adaptive skills are commensurate with their ability levels.  

     

    Pathways is a dedicated system of support focusing on emerging, functional, and adaptive skills. Support may include increased adult and student ratio, classroom and student visual aids, development of communication systems (e.g., Augmentative and Alternative Communication/AAC), individual behavioral and social supports, specially trained support staff, structured classroom setting, inclusion in the general education classes and electives.  Strong collaboration among specialists (OT, PT, AT, SLP, and/or Autism) is a key component of this dedicated support.

     

    Schools: Oak Creek ES, Lake Oswego Junior High, Lakeridge Middle School, Lake Oswego High School

     

    Community Transition Program (CTP):

    Students are primarily adults, age post-high through 21 years old. Some students may have developmental delays and may be in the mild to slightly moderate cognitive range. Adaptive skills are commensurate with their ability levels.  

     

    CTP is a dedicated system of support focusing on a unique experience for students who have completed a modified diploma, extended diploma, or alternative certificate (including GED). Students are provided with real life experiences that focus on transitioning to adulthood. Programming may include facilitating connections with outside agencies, such as brokerage services, vocational experiences, job sites, college opportunities, transportation training, and/or leisure and community outings. Students are engaged in building personal independence and advocacy skills that will allow them to thrive as adults.  

     

    Schools: One district location on the campus of Lake Oswego High School (separate building)