SCSD2 offers a broad range of special programs to meet the unique needs of each student. If you have questions about any of our special programs, please begin with your child’s building principal. Principals will direct you to district administration as necessary.
Gifted & Talented
SCSD2 offers robust programs for students identified as gifted and talented. The district aligns with the guidelines of the National Association for Gifted Children for identifying eligible students. Students in grades 3 through 5 may qualify to participate in Seminar, a weekly pull-out enrichment program. In grades 6-11, students may qualify to participate in GATE/Accelerated English. These courses replace regular English classes and are designed specifically for students found to be gifted and talented in the English Language Arts. Please note that Seminar is not a feeder program for GATE/Accelerated English.
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of daily, one-to-one teaching for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching. In a 12 to 20 week cycle, Reading Recovery serves the lowest-achieving first graders—the students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible. Click here for more information.
Math Recovery is a comprehensive, short-term intervention of daily, one-to-one teaching for struggling first graders. The intervention addresses specific gaps in early numeracy, including number words and numerals, counting, and grouping. Math Recovery serves the lowest-attaining students at the first grade level in a 12 to 15 week cycle. Click here for more information.
SCSD2 is committed to providing quality services to meet the needs of students with disabilities in our schools. Special education and related services are provided in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the WY Chapter 7 Rules: Services for Children with Disabilities. Each school has a team of highly qualified special education teachers and related service providers dedicated to improving outcomes for students with disabilities. For more information, please contact the Special Services Director. Notice of Procedural Safeguards for parents of students with disabilities.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly referred to as Section 504, is civil rights legislation designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of handicap in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. An eligible student under Section 504 is a student determined through an evaluation to have a “physical or mental impairment” that “substantially limits one or more major life activities”. For more information on Section 504, please contact the counselor or principal at your child’s school or the Special Services Director.
English Learners (EL)
SCSD2 strives to provide equal educational access to students whose primary language is not English. The program assists English Learners (ELs) in developing English language skills to a level which will enable them to perform successfully in mainstream classes, graduate, and function successfully in our community. SCSD2 identifies students who are EL through the Home Language Survey which is completed when a student enrolls in the district. An Individual English Language Plan (IELP) is developed for students who qualify for EL services to assist in meeting their individual needs.
SCSD2 recognizes that homelessness exists in our community and affects our students. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act defines the term “homeless students” as those “who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Ongoing identification of homeless students occurs throughout the school year and a variety of supports/services are available to McKinney-Vento eligible students. Please contact your school counselor for more information.