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Special Education & 504

Growth in our Special Education Department has helped GSA become the high school for everyone who wants to be part of our learning community. We continue to add services and hire more ed techs to provide better 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. We build relationships with colleges and take students on college visits. 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.

GSA encourages parents/guardians to be involved with their children's education. Parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Services or their child’s advisor as needed throughout the year. IEP meetings are scheduled and led by the Special Education lead teacher. The 504 coordinator schedules 504 meetings.

Our Faculty

Lori Wessel '81, Special Ed Lead Teacher, Union 76 & 93 Liaison Email

Juli Perry, RISE Program, Special Education Teacher, Email

Cory Schildroth, Special Education Teacher, Email