The Morris Hills Regional District Board of Education has approved curriculum for the district’s multiple disabilities, learning/language disabilities, and resource center programs of study. Students are expected to meet the goals and objectives as outlined in their Individual Educational Plans as they address proficiencies within the established courses of study. Unless the child study team has approved modified objectives or an alteration in course content in the IEP, students must meet course objectives. In-class support is provided via team teaching across a variety of general education subjects such as English, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Our Inclusion Model
In an in-class resource program, the student shall be provided modifications to the instructional strategies or testing procedures or other specialized instruction to access the general college preparatory education curriculum in accordance with the student's IEP. The primary instructional responsibility for the student in an in-class resource program shall be the general education teacher unless otherwise specified in the student's IEP. An in-class resource program shall be provided in the student's general education class at the same time as the rest of the class. A student receiving an in-class resource program or an in-class program of supplementary instruction shall be included in activities such as group discussion, special projects, field trips and other regular class activities as deemed appropriate in the student's IEP.
Our Pull Out Resource Model
In a pull-out replacement resource program, the general college preparatory education curriculum and the instructional strategies may be modified based on the student's IEP. The resource program teacher shall have primary instructional responsibility for the student in the replacement resource program and shall consult with the general classroom teacher as appropriate.
Our Multiply Disabled Model
A special class program shall serve students who have similar intensive educational, behavioral and other needs related to their disabilities in accordance with their individualized education programs. Placement in a special class program shall occur when the IEP team determines that the nature and severity of the student’s disability is such that no other school-based program will meet the student’s needs. Special class programs shall offer instruction in the core curriculum content standards unless the IEP specifies a modified curriculum due to the nature or severity of the student's disability.
Our LLD Model
The LLD program targets the needs of students with learning disabilities who require intensive instruction in an atmosphere that offers small group and individualized instruction with a classroom teacher and at least one instructional staff assistant. Students are provided instruction in areas such as history, language arts, science, mathematics, job and occupational training, study skills, and adaptive physical education.
Our Flex Model
The Flex program targets the needs of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities through small group instruction, a high ratio of staff to students, behavior modification. Students are provided counseling by school psychologists and guidance counselors as defined by given student IEP’s.