THS CONTINUUM OF SERVICES

Listed below are the special education programs offered at Tuckahoe High School for the 2017‐ 2018 school year. These programs are listed starting with the least restrictive learning environment.

  1. Consultant Teacher Services (CTS) is defined as direct and/or indirect services provided to a school‐aged student with a disability in the student’s general education classes, and/or to such student’s general education teachers. The purpose of CTS is to adapt, as appropriate to the needs of the student, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to support the student to successfully participate and progress in the general curriculum during regular instruction. This service must be provided for a minimum of two (2) hours per week.

  2. Special Class‐Academic Skills (15:1 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction.

  3. Multi‐Graded Special Class‐Life Skills (12:1:2 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction in a self‐contained setting, meaning that such students are receiving their primary instruction separate from their non‐disabled peers.

  4. Special Class - ELA (15:1 ratio) means a class consisting of students with disabilities who have been grouped together because of similarity of individual needs for the purpose of receiving specially designed instruction.