Lakeside's Special Education program is an inclusive approach to services, where students remain in the general education classroom and are provided with support. We provide a comprehensive set of services to students including occupational therapy, speech and pathology support, counseling and behavioral services.
Adaptive Physical Education
Lakeside provides additional support in physical education for those who have special needs specific to a physical disability.
English Language Development
The District's English Language Arts curriculum, Benchmark Advance, provides comprehensive content to supplement ELA instruction for English Language Learners.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a tiered approach to supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. PBIS can help improve student social and emotional well-being, as well as academic performance. PBIS also helps support a positive school climate, focusing on what kids can do through reinforcement of positive behaviors as opposed to focusing on what they aren't doing and punishing inappropriate behaviors. "It also improves teacher health and wellbeing. It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives." (Learn more here.)
At Lakeside, PBIS is implemented through the 3 B's--Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. By emphasizing the 3 B's, both students and staff have a consistent set of expectations that we encourage both in and outside of the classroom.
Student Success Teams
Both students in Special Education as well as general education can be supported with a Student Success Team (SST). SSTs work to support students who may be struggling either academically or behaviorally. A student's classroom teacher may reach out to the SST Coordinators and meet to discuss the level of services (on a tiered system) the student may need and develop and implement a plan of support.