When students believe that success is possible, they will try. Our first priority in any class is to help students believe in themselves and their ability to learn. We can guarantee students that they will have the best year ever if we ask three things of them and we do the rest:
The purpose of special education is to assist students in becoming responsible, contributing citizens.
The SPPS Special Education Department is committed to reducing the disparity of our most marginalized students, primarily our African American males, by bringing the inequity to the forefront. We will achieve excellence through equity for all students with disabilities by providing access to culturally responsive curriculum, environment and instructional practices. See the section on Racial Equity on page 8 for more information.