The Special Education Program at Cross Lutheran School strives to address a wide range of learning needs, including specific learning disabilities. This program, centered in Christ, prepares students with unique learning challenges to maximize their God-given spiritual, academic, emotional, and social potential. The teachers adapt and develop curriculum to match the needs of each student and use a variety of teaching strategies, making sure each student, regardless of ability, is reaching his or her full learning potential.
The Resource Program provides direct services for students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) and other plans that focus on student achievement. The plans provide an individualized program for each student that meets his or her needs in order to build strengths. Students stay in their regular classroom and go to the resource room for direct support services, usually in reading and math. The Resource Program also exists to assist students who would benefit from one-on-one or small group instruction, due to either a potential learning difference or a need for more individualized support.
The Literacy Foundations Program is an early intervention program that is designed to address and support students with possible vulnerabilities to learning. Cross provides a screening to all kindergarten, first, and second grade students to look for those that may qualify for this program. Teacher recommendation and parent permission is needed in order to participate in this program. This program provides individualized or small group (2-5 students) instruction for those with mild learning difficulties or remedial needs in language arts subjects like reading and grammar.