There will always be some students who need
a different type of education than others. To that end, Country Isles
has several Exceptional Student Education programs and classes. These
programs include Gifted, Highly Gifted, Autistic, Varying Exceptionalities
(VE), and Speech.
Varying Exceptionalities is a class where the students have
various needs, mostly that are academic in nature. These students
differently than other students. Have you ever put on a pair of shoes
and they just didn't fit right? There probably wasn't anything wrong
with the shoes, they just didn't fit correctly. That is kind of like
what it is for these students when learning. The style of teaching
match the students style of learning. Sometimes that match is not made
in the regular class setting. The teacher in this class has had special
training to meet the academic needs of these students.Gifted and Highly Gifted classes are for students who have
higher level thinking skills than average. The purpose of these classes
is to challenge these students to use their abilities fully. The Speech\ Language program helps students who either have
difficulty pronouncing letters or using grammar and language correctly.
Lastly, the Autistic program, which instructs students with
an extremely wide range of abilities and generally includes difficulties
ESE teachers have special training to assist in teaching their
students. They help each child individually to develop their abilities
to the fullest. Smaller class sizes allow the teachers to give each
child more individual attention.
These programs were designed to meet the needs
of students. To be in an ESE program, however, a child must qualify
for it by taking various standardized tests and other evaluations. The ESE programs are
a big step in the right direction for Country Isles. They provide children
with differing abilities an appropriate education.