Exceptional Student Education (E S E)

  • (Elementary School)

    The elementary Resource Support teacher provides eligible Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students direct and/or group academic instruction according to their individualized education plan (IEP).  This delivery of service is done by working in the classroom to provide support in the general education setting.  This also occurs while collaborating with classroom teachers to provide accommodations to the district curriculums.  Furthermore, the duties include keeping track of progress toward IEP goals, communicating with parents, and continuing professional growth through participation in defined professional growth opportunities. 


    (Middle School)

    The middle school resource program provides services based on the academic needs of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Within inclusive settings, supports are designed to assist students with accessing the general education curriculum. Students are provided one-to-one or small group supports that are used to complete assignments and to monitor their overall academic achievement.


    Programs for Students with Visual Impairments (VI)

    We are centrally located at Golightly Education Center. The program services elementary and middle school students from Detroit and neighboring communities with a visual impairment who need additional support and training to access and navigate the visual components of the learning environment.

    Our goal is to provide students with individualized alternative tools to support them to be independent, efficient and effective participants in their learning environment. If a picture is worth a thousand words, we strive to provide students with the tools and opportunity to learn and practice translating those thousand words in a meaningful way.

    This may include instruction in compensatory skills (Braille, listening skills, magnification) to access printed materials and graphics; instruction in technology (optical aids, screen reader or magnification software, or other electronic devices) that magnifies, digitally reads, or puts curriculum materials into tactile form, or getting from one location to another safely and gracefully.