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Special Programs Department Information

 Committed and dedicated to the success of all students
Birmingham Community Charter High School's Special Programs Department operates using the Learning Center/Collaboration/Inclusion Model and provides students, who receive special education services, a Free And Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), in accordance with each student's Individualized Education Plan or Program (IEP).
BCCHS students are provided with a positive and supportive educational environment and have access to curriculum and instructional practices through a continuum of services which include, but not limited to the following programs:
  • Resource Support Program (RSP):
Students enrolled in the RSP program are provided with support in General Education classrooms through the help of RSP Teachers, Co-Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and other related services providers. The RSP Program also offers students additional assistance in the Learning Center (LC) for help with homework, tutoring, small-group instruction, and academic
  • Special Day Program (SDP or SDC):
Students are provided with direct specialized instruction in a separate classroom environment for most of the school day. As appropriate, students who are enrolled in special day classes interact with their general education peers through academic, non-academic, and extracurricular activities.
  • Community Based Instruction (CBI):
Students enrolled in the CBI program work on acquiring and building independence and autonomy skills in order to become successful in living, working, and shopping in their community.  Instructional priorities are based on learning skills that are age-appropriate and referenced to the performance demands of real world environments. Students receive functional, hands-on instruction in meaningful life skills, as well as opportunities to interact and establish relationships with members of the general community. Instruction is driven by individual strengths and needs, as well as accommodations designed to enhance student participation in typical activities.

BCCHS Special Education Professionals are committed to creating the right environment for individual learning and dedicated to the success of ALL students.