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Overview of Pre K-12 Services


Resource Room
The Resource Room provides direct and supplemental instruction to students. The time a student spends in the Resource Room is based on the student’s IEP. The Resource Room teacher communicates on a regular basis with students and parents on IEP Goals/Objectives.

Elementary Level Resource Rooms
Students spend a portion of their school day receiving specialized instruction in no more than two of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

The Resource Room teacher serves as a resource for the general education teachers, other support staff, parents, and building administrators. In addition, they may assign grades and participate in parent conferences.

Secondary Level Resource Rooms
The secondary resource room teacher may provide direct instruction for course work, assign grades, or other evaluative measures. The resource room teacher may also provide supplemental support through co-teaching a core subject with a general education teacher.

The Northville Public Schools’ high school teachers are highly qualified in one or more subject areas. Special Education teachers teach groups of students by content area rather than by disability area.

Categorical Classroom
For students whose academic success cannot be met in a general education program with part-time Resource Room, a categorical classroom provides a setting where students can receive the major portion of their educational program as indicated in the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Categorical classrooms are located in selected schools throughout the district. Students interact with general education students and may attend general education classes during their school day, based on the IEP.

Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)
Preschool students ages 3-5 with educational handicaps that require a special education classroom program, may be served in the ECIP classroom. This setting offers four 2 ½ hour sessions per week with a special education teacher. There are two ECIP classrooms located at Thornton Creek Elementary School.