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Special Education

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District provides individualized educational programming that is accessible and meaningful to students requiring special education services. The district’s core belief is that all students can learn and that the purpose for special education is to minimize the impact of the disability and maximize opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in all aspects of our school community.

Intensive Learning/Academic Skills Program (IL/AS)

The Intensive Learning/Academic Skills Program is a district program located at the Miles River Middle School and Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. 

The Intensive Learning/Academic Support (IL/AS) Program provides intensive instruction for students who have been identified with disabilities that impact their ability to access curriculum and independently navigate across all content areas. The IL/AS Program incorporates related therapy supports, positive behavioral strategies, daily small group and/or individual instruction tailored to academic skill acquisition, social/pragmatic skill development, vocational and employability skills, and activities of daily living.

Students access the curriculum through modified content and participate in a flexible inclusion model based on their individual strengths and interests.  A variety of strategies and methodologies including principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis, systematic teaching and positive behavioral supports are utilized for skill acquisition.


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Students will embrace curiosity, maximize opportunities to engage diverse perspectives and new insights, and seek appropriate resources to develop confidence, a positive attitude, and enduring beliefs about learning.