Special Education at GSA
Growth in our Special Education Department in recent years is helping GSA become the high school for everyone who wants to come here.
Our resource room is a resource for all.
Everyone, not just students who receive special education services, feels welcome to use this room, where we provide learning support and guided study hall. The resource room is also where we serve students with special education needs, like mild to moderate learning differences, attention issues, and executive functioning difficulties.
We continue to add services.
Support for students with IEPs and 504 Plans may include direct English/language arts and math instruction, guided resource room support, classroom modifications, one-to-one support, transition plans, and testing accommodations like extra time, quiet space, one-to-one testing, read aloud, and writing in lists instead of essays. We build relationships with colleges and take students on college visits. We are adding Ed Techs to our staff to provide better class support for students with accommodations and opportunities for co-teaching.
Our programs support students while here and prepare them for life after graduation.
Our students learn study skills, how to advocate for themselves, and how to behave appropriately in class. They learn about their strengths and weaknesses and how to use them and accommodations to their academic advantage. They also learn strategies for success after graduation, how to use services available to them as adults, and who to reach out to for help.
Find out more about all the services we provide by exploring the links in the navigation bar.
GSA encourages parents/guardians to be involved with their child’s education. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled, and parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Services or their child’s advisor as needed throughout the year. IEP and 504 meetings are scheduled and led by the Director of Special Education.