Special Education

 

Click above to watch the Special Education Incoming Freshman Meeting, recorded Jan. 20, 2022.

 

Homewood-Flossmoor High School offers Special Education services to meet the varied needs of its students. The degree of contact by department staff may range from minimal service on a consultation basis to a full instructional program. The Special Education Program works to:

  • Implement the mandates of NCLB and IDEA

  • Analyze testing data to target areas of curriculum strengths and weaknesses

  • Develop and implement an articulated curriculum

 

PROGRAM GOALS
Programming and courses offered with the Special Education Department include academic classes designed to address the specific goals and objectives of students with disabilities.

  • Life Skills - These courses are designed for students who require instruction to function independently and productively as family members, citizens, and workers, and to enjoy fulfilling personal lives. Courses meet Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education requirements for graduation and are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.

  • Cross Categorical - These courses are designed to create opportunities for students who require instruction in compensatory skills to gain access to the general education curriculum. Courses meet the Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education requirements for graduation and are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.

  • Anchor Program - This program is designed for students who have behavioral and/or emotional deficits. Student goals are focused on successful management of their emotions and behavior so the student can reintegrate back into the mainstream. These courses are designed to create opportunities for students to maintain access to the general education curriculum. Courses meet the Homewood-Flossmoor Board of Education requirements for graduation and are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.

  • VAST (Vocational Achievement for Successful Transition) Program - Programming for young adults 18-21 years of age that reflects vocational training and transitional services in the areas of communication, social awareness, budgeting, cooking and community outreach.

Special Education Director:
Dr. Angela Taylor, 708-335-5690

 

Special Education Department Chair:
Cynthia Knox, 708-335-6997

 

Department Secretaries:
Paula Snyder, 708-335-5691
Lisa Martin, 708-335-5698
Tracy Bosco, 708-335-5697

 

Faculty & Staff

Important Links for Special Education

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