With built-in accommodations, the Exceptional Students Course Suite is a new series of courses that will help us address the needs of our exceptional student population. The Exceptional Students Course Suite provides supportive, scaffolded instruction in core subject areas (mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies) for students who require additional support. The courses feature developmentally appropriate lessons for high-school students working three or more grade levels behind. Exceptional Students courses run in the same platform as other Imagine Edgenuity courses, with the same familiar tools for students and functionality for educators, so that all students can have access to the same high-quality learning experience and learn seamlessly alongside their peers.
All courses in the suite include approximately 25 lessons organized into five thematic units and are pre-configured with accommodations and modifications. This allows students to spend more time learning the concepts and skills in each lesson as they move through the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What default course options support exceptional students?
Course options for Quizzes, Tests, and Exams are set to populate half the number of items of regular course assessments. The number of answer choices is be reduced to three. Options are be set to provide students with extensive time with no on-screen timer.
Are there any teacher-graded activities?
The courses do include some teacher-graded activities to address key standards. These were selected with the content area, and essential grade-level skills in mind.
What reading level are the courses written for?
In general, Reading and Writing I and II and Math I and II are written for reading levels 3–5. The remaining courses are written for reading levels 6–8.
Do these courses look different than other Imagine Edgenuity courses?
There is an inclusivity component to these courses because these courses are built with lessons that look and feel the same as their peers. For high school students especially, this can be a significant issue.
Are guided notes available for Exceptional Student courses?
Because the Exceptional Students Course Suite is built using Imagine Edgenuity content, guided notes are available for printing or download.
Features of Exceptional Students Courses
The following are the features of the Exceptional Students course suite:
|Eligibility||Students whose IEPs allow for alternative credit are eligible for these courses.|
|Licensing||These courses are licensed separately, similar to eDynamic Learning classes.|
|Standards alignment||These courses are aligned to national standards.|
|Length of course||These are full-year courses.|
|Accommodations and modifications||
Accommodations and modifications include:
List of Exceptional Students Courses
Courses are available in the subjects of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies: