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The Student Achievement Services Department, in response to a variety of educational and emotional needs, offers a broad range of courses and servic­es. Always striving to facilitate student success in the “least restrictive environment,” the Grandview Student Achievement Services Department offers opportunities for students that range from self-contained programs, teamed courses, to consult support.
 
A number of core academic courses are offered on a team-taught basis. These classes offer the direct support of a Student Achievement instructor in the class on a daily basis.
COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATIONS - 1/2 Credit/Semester
​Prerequisite: Signature Required
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This class helps students who are significantly delayed in reading and writing skills. This class focuses on skill development in the following areas: phonology, vocabulary and morphology, grammar, decoding, encoding, and comprehension.
READING ESSENTIALS - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This class is designed for students who are well below grade level in read­ing and writing. Phonology and multisensory strategies for decoding will be taught, as well as strategies for reading comprehension.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendatiion
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 11
​Fees: None
This course is designed for the student with limited reading and writing skills. It meets the graduation requirement for US History.
FOUNDATIONS OF GEOGRAPHY- 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 9
​Fees: None
For students whose reading and writing abilities are limited, this course provides a very basic examination of the different countries of the world and their history. Physical and human geography will be studied.
FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: None
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-11
​Fees: None
In this course students will learn the foundations of government as well as gain knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing members of a democracy. Students with limited reading and writing abilities will ben­efit from this class. This course will meet Colorado graduation require­ments.
SENIOR TRANSITIONS - 1/2 Credit
​Prerequisite: Staffed Into Special Education, Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Semester
​Grade: 10-12
​Fees: None
Students explore post-secondary goals including vocations, resumes, and career interests.
FOUNDATIONS OF MATH - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
​​Foundations of Math 1 is recommended for students who are in need of significant review of basic mathematic concepts. Students will learn basic arithmetic processes and problem-solving techniques will be reviewed in depth.
FOUNDATIONS OF PRE-ALGEBRA - 1 Credit
​Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Year
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
This class utilizes an interactive, hands-on approach for students to mas­ter basic Algebra concepts.
PRACTICAL (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Health) -
Credt varies depending on course work.
​Prerequisite: Staffed Into Special Education,
Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Varies depending on student need.
​Grade: 9-12
​Fees: None
Developmentally disabled students with severe to profound mental hand­icapping conditions are served in a self-contained program called Life Skills. The focus for the Life Skills Program is to develop, within each stu­dent, skills that lead to smooth and effective transition into appropriate post-high school settings.
ELEMENTS OF (English, American Government, and US History) - Credit varies depending on Course Work.
​Prerequisite: Staffed Into Special Education,
Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Varies depending on student need.
​Grade: 9-10
​Fees: None
This on-campus, program is designed for freshmen and sophomores who have emotional and/or learning needs so severe that a comprehensive self-contained program is necessary for student success. Instruction is provided in language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and affective skills.
RANCH - Credit varies depending on course work.
​Prerequisite: Staffed into special education, Teacher Recommendation
​Course Length: Varies depending on student need.
​Grade: 11-12
​Fees: None
Housed off-campus this program is designed for juniors and seniors who have emotional and/or learning needs so severe that a comprehensive self-contained program is necessary for student success. Within a structured and supportive educational framework that emphasizes alternative approaches to learning, students will work towards completing all gradu­ation requirements. Transition and emancipation issues will also be a focus for RANCH students.
 
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