Inclusion Programming

  • Both the Wood and Jackson schools offer an inclusion program, in which up to half of the students in the general education classroom are students who have been identified as needing specially designed instruction.  These students have a wide variety of educational needs, primarily in the areas of learning, attention, language, and socialization. 

    The teaching of all students is shared between a general education teacher and  a Special Educator/paraprofessional.  The staff/student ratio allows for opportunities to present lessons in a large or small group format depending on the needs of the students.  Curriculum is aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and is modified to meet the needs of the students.  Additionally, a highly structured, multi-sensory approach to reading and written language is available for those students who require it.  Many students in this program receive additional support from one or more specialists.