High School Special Education

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Co-Teaching

John Glenn and Wayne Memorial High Schools offer special education support on a teacher consultant basis and in the form of co-teaching. Co-teaching is for students who are special education eligible and who have been determined to need an additional level of support beyond consultation. Co-teaching is a service delivery partnership between general and special education. Our model of co-teaching supports eligible students in general education core content classes which are taught by a team consisting of a highly qualified general education teacher and a special education teacher. All students are taught to Michigan High School Core Content Expectations and work toward earning a high school diploma. Accommodations may be necessary for some special education eligible students.

In addition to being enrolled in co-taught classes, some eligible students may demonstrate a need for additional support. Teachers may refer an eligible student for Literacy Lab or Math Lab classes which are designed to further support progress and achievement in the general curriculum. Lab classes are taught by a special education teacher and support the general education companion course in English Language Arts or Mathematics respectively. Elective credit is earned in these classes.

John Glenn High School also houses:
 

  • A cross-categorial program for special education students who require life skills support in addition to applied academics and self-advocacy. Typically, students enroll in applied academic and pre-vocational classes and may additionally gain work experience credit. Most program participants are dually enrolled in the Western Wayne Skill Center by their junior year with some becoming full-time Skill Center students following their senior year at John Glenn. In general, students in this program earn certificates of completion.
  • The Wayne RESA Western Region classroom program for students with a Physical or Otherwise Health Impairment (POHI). This program mixes academic classes with activities of daily living which include adaptive physical education and aquatics, and community based instruction (CBI), that is appropriate for the age, skills, and interest levels of these students. Some students in this program complete a rigorous academic program and earn a high school diploma. Many students in this program require specialized vocational training which they receive via placement in our POHI classroom housed at the Western Wayne Skill Center and thus earn certificates of completion.

Wayne Memorial also houses:
 

  • A cross-categorial program for special education students who require life skills support in addition to applied academics and self-advocacy. Typically, students enroll in applied academic and pre-vocational classes and may additionally gain work experience credit. Most program participants are dually enrolled in the Western Wayne Skill Center by their junior year with some becoming full-time Skill Center students following their senior year at John Glenn. In general, students in this program earn certificates of completion.
  • The Wayne RESA Southwestern Region classroom programs for students with Dual Diagnosed, Severe Cognitive Impairment (SCI) and Severe Multiple Impairment (SXI). These programs typically focus on activities of daily living and include adaptive physical education and aquatics, and community based instruction (CBI), that is appropriate for the age, skills, and interest levels of these students. Typically students in the SCI or SXI programs age-out and are awarded certificates of completion.

Tinkham Senior High Alternative Program offers:
 

  • Special education support on a teacher consultant basis and in the form of Dual Diagnosed and Behavior Recovery basic classrooms. These basic classrooms are for students who are special education eligible and who have been determined to need an additional level of support beyond consultation. Students work on improving behaviors and focus on academic skills needed for school sucess.  It is expected that students will benefit from the alternative programming offered to meet their unique needs at Tinkham and that they will return to their neighborhood high school and continue their academic and behavioral success.

Transition to Post Secondary

As students complete their high school program and prepare to enter college, technical training, the military, or go directly into the work force, some individuals and/or their families may have concerns about the future. To help ease this developmental anxiety, Wayne-Westland students and their parents participate in transition planning beginning as early as age 14. During this process which is reviewed annually, both high school (secondary) and post-secondary (after high school) life goals and aspirations are mapped out. School staff will assist both the student and her/his parents in completing surveys and interviews, setting goals, developing and implementing the educational and transition plans necessary to meet these life goals.

Contacts

John Glenn

Renee Studt- Department Chair
Phone: (734) 419-2312
FAX: (734) 595-2338
E-mail: studt@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail: (734) 419-2198 mail box 2312#

Wayne Memorial

Julie Klabunde - Department Chair
Phone: (734) 419-2271
FAX: (734) 595-2227
E-mail: klabundej@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2271#

Jamie Kubik – Intake Coordinator
Phone: (734) 419-2223
FAX: (734) 595-2227
E-mail: kubikj@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2223#

Tinkham Senior High Alternative Program

Renee Studt- Intake Coordinator
Phone: (734) 419-2312
FAX: (734) 595-2338
E-mail: studt@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail: (734) 419-2198 mail box 2312#

High School Special Education Programs

Director
Phone (734) 419-2071
FAX (734) 595-2081
E-mail:
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2071#

Khawla Taamneh - Secretary
Phone (734) 419-2071
FAX (734) 595-2081
E-mail: taamnehk@wwcsd.net
Voice Mail (734) 419-2198 mail box 2071#