Special Education


Old Colony Campus October 2020

The goal of Special Education services at Old Colony is to maximize students’ learning opportunities through individualized instruction that promotes students’ academic, vocational, social, and emotional development.  Old Colony provides full-inclusion services that support all students’ success within the general education environment.

Co-Taught classes are classes that have the benefit of two certified teachers.  In most cases, one teacher is certified through the state of Massachusetts in the curriculum area being taught and the other teacher is a certified Special Education Teacher.  Exceptions to these qualifications would be those teachers who hold more than one certification.

Co-Supported classes are classes that have the benefit of a lead teacher and the support of a paraprofessional.  In these classes, the teacher is certified through the state of Massachusetts in the curriculum area being taught and the paraprofessional is highly trained.

Applied Studies Classes focus on skill development in students’ individual area(s) of weakness.  Classes are designed to utilize specialized instruction within small groups taught by Special Education Teachers.

Related Services.  The goal of Special Education is to provide services and supports that individual students require to make effective progress academically and emotionally/socially.  To support this need Old Colony provides the services of a Reading Specialist, School Adjustment Counselor, Autism Specialist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Guidance Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, and Psychologists.


Notice of Parent/Student Rights Under IDEA/IEPs


Is Special Education the Right Service?


Old Colony Special Education Procedural Manual


What Happens after High School?   Find the Transition Services Page here…


The OC Special Education Parent Advisory Council (OC SEPAC) invites you to their Next Meeting.  


About Anxiety
About Depression
about Autism Spectrum Disorder
about Executive Functioning Disorder
about Specific Learning Disorder


Apply Now

Leave your options open. Apply today and make your decision in March. 8th grade students from Acushnet, Carver, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, and Rochester are invited to begin the application process at https://oldcolony.go2cte.com.

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