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Special Education Services available at YCST:

The York County School of Technology offers Special Education Services and Programs to meet the needs of identified students.

Students at the York County School of Technology qualify and receive either itinerant or supplemental services based on the amount of time students spend in the regular education environment per day. 

Courses available at YCST: 

Students in grades 9-12 participate in three 90 minutes periods in their Career Tech Education (CTE) classroom.  Students who receive Itinerant support spend 80% or more time in the regular education classroom.  Students who receive Supplemental support spend 40% or more in the regular education classroom.  YCST does not offer Full-Time support as there are State determined hours all students must attend the CTE classroom.

Support available at YCST:

Itinerant and Supplemental Learning Support
Itinerant and Supplemental Emotional Support (*)
Itinerant Hearing Support (*)
Itinerant Visual Impaired Support (*)
Itinerant Speech and Language Support (*)
Life Skills Support/ York Tech X (2-year program) (*)

(*) Support for these classrooms provided by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit


Spartan Success Center:  

The Spartan Success Center is open for students all day and certified teachers and assistants are there to provide assistance.  Students may be referred to the academic support room by their teachers, it may be written into their IEP or they may ask to leave class to seek support.  

Teachers/Case Managers/School Psychologists:

Matt Balsavage
Courtney Campisi
Michaela Cayce
J. Eric Crabtree
Shama Dawood
Michael Drudy*
Jennifer Ege
Emily Falvey-Smith
Laura Frazier
Justin Jayne
Katie Kerchner*
Shilla Little
Tara Nolte
Jeffrey Richards
Jen Salak*
Kristi Saylor
Mandy Stuart*
Jeremy Smith
Lauren Truitt*
Brenda Wunner
Megan Yohn


Special Education Contacts:

Joseph Terch IV, Director of Special Education
Jarret Stehr, Assistant Director of Special Education
Matt Balsavage, Department Chair
Rebecca Gross, Special Education Secretary






Special Education

 

English, Science  and Social Studies:  Weight 1.0

All classes are adapted and modified from the regular education curriculum to meet the needs of IEP students. Keystone Exam for Literature will be given after completion of English 2 and Biology exam after completion of Biology. 

Algebra A (300AL):  1 credit – Grade 9 – Weight 1.0

Algebra A is the first of two full year algebra courses offered to students who have an IEP. Students will solve problems that involve real numbers, algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, using formulas, reading problems, polynomials, graphing, and factoring. Students will develop critical thinking skills and number awareness throughout the course.

 

Algebra B (300BL):  1 credit – Grade 10 – Weight 1.0

Algebra B is the second full year math course offered to students with an IEP. Students must successfully complete Algebra A prior to completing Algebra B. Students who complete both courses will meet the Algebra 1 requirement for graduation. Students will solve problems that involve real numbers, algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, using formulas, reading problems, polynomials, graphing, and factoring. Students will develop critical thinking skills and number awareness throughout the course. Course prerequisite: Algebra A and B.

 

Algebra/Geometry Concepts (304L):  1 credit – Grade 11 – Weight 1.0

Algebra and Geometry Concepts is a full year course offered to students with an IEP.  Students must complete Algebra A and B prior to entering this course.  This course will prepare students to take the Keystone Algebra Exam in the first half of the year.  Content includes: algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, functions, factoring and polynomials.  The second portion of the year students will explore various concepts of Geometry including: points, lines, angles, triangles, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, perimeter, area, and volume.   Logical thinking, reasoning, and constructions will also be included.  Prerequisite: Algebra A and B.

 

Application Based Math (307L):  1 credit – Grade 12 – Weight 1.0

Application Based Math focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem solving for students with an IEP.  This course is designed to guide students with examples and activities that they may encounter in their daily lives. Mathematical topics consist of basic algebra, geometry, banking, and money management. Course prerequisites: Algebra A & B.

 

Skills for Success (950):  1 credit – Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 – Weight 1.0

Skills for Success is determined by IEP placement.  It is designed for students who are in need of a support period to assist with social-emotional skills not taught in a traditional academic setting. The primary goal of this course is to increase the students’ basic social and behavioral skills that are necessary for them to function in a mainstream setting and in the community. The class will focus on transitioning from middle school to high school to the world of work or college. This will include personal responsibility, organizational skills, coping skills, team-building skills, and time management. In order to be enrolled in this course, it must be written into the student’s IEP.