Special Education Classes

Local Operating Guidelines for

Special Education Classes


AISD shall ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of eligible children (ages - birth through the school year the student turns 22 years old) with disabilities for special education and related services.


Adapted Curriculum Class (ACC)

For students who need adapted academic, home, community, and/or pre-vocational skills. Less restrictive environments have not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE placements would not be appropriate.

Amarillo Cluster:

  • Belmar Elementary (2) (Medically Fragile)
  • Ridgecrest Elementary (2)
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary (3) (Autism)
  • Windsor Elementary (3) (Autism)
  • Western Plateau (2)
  • Bonham Middle School (2)
  • Crockett Middle School (2) (Autism)
  • Amarillo High School (2)
  • Amarillo High School (3) (Autism)

Caprock Cluster:

  • Landergin Elementary (2)
  • Oak Dale Elementary (2)
  • Bowie Middle School (2)
  • Caprock High School (2)

Palo Duro Cluster:

  • Eastridge Elementary 
  • Emerson Elementary (2)
  • Lee Elementary 
  • Forest Hill Elementary (2)
  • Mann Middle School (2)
  • Travis Middle School (2)
  • Palo Duro High School (3)

Tascosa Cluster:

  • Avondale Elementary 
  • Bivins Elementary
  • Wolflin
  • Woodlands Elementary
  • Austin Middle School (Medically Fragile)
  • deZavala Middle School
  • Houston Middle School
  • Tascosa High School (2)
  • Tascosa High School (Medically Fragile)

Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)

For pre-school age students who are eligible for special education services and for whom direct classroom instruction is needed.

Amarillo Cluster:

  • Belmar Elementary (1/2 day PPCD) (1/2 day Medically Fragile)
  • Ridgecrest
  • South Georgia Elementary
  • Windsor Elementary (2) (Autism)

Caprock Cluster:

  • Lawndale Elementary 
  • Tradewind Elementary (Inclusion/EPP)

Palo Duro Cluster:

  • Whittier Elementary (2)

Tascosa Cluster:

  • Carver Early Childhood Academy
  • Coronado Elementary (Inclusion/EPP)
  • San Jacinto Elementary (2)

Resource Classes

For students who need pull out special education services and mainstream instruction has not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE would not be appropriate.

  • Located on each AISD campus.

 


Behavior Classes

For students who need an environment that facilitates emotional growth and developmentally appropriate coping skills where less restrictive environments have not been successful or there is documentation to indicate LRE would not be appropriate.

Elementary School Programs:

  • Hamlet Elementary
  • Paramount Elementary

Middle School Programs:

  • Bonham Middle School
  • Fannin Middle School
  • Houston Middle School
  • Travis Middle School

High School Program:

  • Amarillo High School
  • Caprock High School
  • Palo Duro High School
  • Tascosa High School

 


Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC) 

For those high school students who will need pre-vocational, academic, and vocational training to be prepared for the world of work by the time of graduation.

  • Amarillo High School
  • Caprock High School
  • Palo Duro High School
  • Tascosa High School

 

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