Local Operating Guidelines for

Special Education Classes


AISD shall ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of eligible children (ages - birth through the school year the student turns 22 years old) with disabilities for special education and related services.


Adapted Curriculum Class (ACC)

For students who need adapted academic, home, community, and/or pre-vocational skills. Less restrictive environments have not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE placements would not be appropriate.

Amarillo Cluster:

  • Belmar Elementary (2) (Medically Fragile)
  • Ridgecrest Elementary (2)
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary (2) (Autism)
  • Windsor Elementary (2) (Autism)
  • Bonham Middle School (2)
  • Crockett Middle School (2) (Autism)
  • Amarillo High School
  • Amarillo High School (2) (Autism)

Caprock Cluster:

  • Lawndale Elementary
  • Oak Dale Elementary
  • Sanborn Elementary
  • Bowie Middle School (2)
  • Caprock High School (2)

Palo Duro Cluster:

  • Emerson Elementary
  • Lee Elementary
  • Mann Middle School (2)
  • Palo Duro High School (3)

Tascosa Cluster:

  • Bivins Elementary
  • Woodlands Elementary
  • Austin Middle School (Medically Fragile)
  • deZavala Middle School
  • Houston Middle School
  • Tascosa High School (2)
  • Tascosa High School (Medically Fragile)

Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)

For pre-school age students who are eligible for special education services and for whom direct classroom instruction is needed.

Amarillo Cluster:

  • Belmar Elementary (Medically Fragile)
  • South Georgia Elementary
  • Windsor Elementary (2) (Autism)

Caprock Cluster:

  • Lawndale Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Tradewind Elementary (Inclusion/EPP)

Palo Duro Cluster:

  • Hamlet Elementary
  • Mesa Verde Elementary

Tascosa Cluster:

  • Carver Early Childhood Academy
  • Coronado Elementary (Inclusion/EPP)
  • Paramount Elementary
  • San Jacinto Elementary

Resource Classes

For students who need pull out special education services and mainstream instruction has not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE would not be appropriate.

  • Located on each AISD campus.

 


Successful Learning Class (SLC)

For students who need an environment that facilitates emotional growth and developmentally appropriate coping skills where less restrictive environments have not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE would not be appropriate.

Middle School Programs:

  • Austin Middle School
  • Bonham Middle School
  • Houston Middle School
  • Mann Middle School

Elementary School Programs:

  • Hamlet Elementary
  • Paramount Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary

 


Teaching Appropriate Social Skills and Knowledge (TASK)

For students who need a structured behavioral and academic program where less restrictive environments have not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE would not be appropriate.

Middle School Programs:

  • Fannin Middle School
  • Travis Middle School

Elementary School Programs:

  • Avondale Elementary
  • Landergin Elementary

 


SLC/TASK - See above for descriptions.

High School Program:

  • Caprock High School
  • Palo Duro High School
  • Tascosa High School

 


Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC) 

For those high school students who will need pre-vocational, academic, and vocational training to be prepared for the world of work by the time of graduation.

Amarillo Cluster:

  • Amarillo High

Caprock Cluster:

  • Caprock High

Palo Duro Cluster:

  • Palo Duro High

Tascosa Cluster:

  • Tascosa High