The Affective Needs program is designed to provide intensive, individualized academic and social-emotional supports for students experiencing significant social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties. Placement in the program is dependent on discussion, planning, and frequent communication between the IEP team, which includes parents as the most essential team members. The program provides a smaller adult to student ratio within a highly structured classroom. In addition to academic instruction, students participate in social skills instruction on a daily basis. A main goal of the program is to help students learn and maintain the necessary skills to support their learning in the general education setting alongside their peers. As students demonstrate successful participation in the less restrictive classrooms, they are closer to the ultimate goal of returning to full inclusion in their regular schedule.
Schools providing Affective Needs programming: Aragon Elementary School, Mountainside Elementary School, Carson Middle School, Fountain Middle School, and Fountain-Fort Carson High School