Special Programs and Services

The Art program exposes your child to various forms of art from
around the world. Students will be exploring different artists, styles,
and the fundamentals  of art; while learning how art incorporates into
the world around them.

Music instruction, based on state standards, is actively integrated with the classroom
instruction.  Music instruction will include movement, voice, instruments, and theory;
as well as performance grouplike band and choir. 

The Media Center provides our community with the opportunities for using reference
materials and to experience the joy of reading.  Students may visit the
Media Center
with their classes or at other times with a pass from their teacher.

Physical Education is provided to all students.  It is a health-related physical fitness program
which encourages lifetime involvement in physical activity.

The Child Study Team processes referrals for educational intervention for students with
learning and behavioral problems.  This team offers help to classroom teachers in
differentiating for students with special needs.  Parents of students referred to the team
are invited to attend meetings when the needs of their child are being discussed.  All decisions regarding evaluation
and/or placement to a specific special education program will involve the parents. 

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, provides services for students identified as
“qualified” by demonstrating that he/she has a physical or mental impairment which
substantially limits a major life activity, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as
having such an impairment.  To be eligible for section 504, a substantial limitation on
learning must be demonstrated by an educational need, i.e. a serious academic and/or
serious behavior problem resulting from the students’ disability and not other causes.

The Tuscano Elementary School Special Education Department provides the following
for eligible students:

  • Resource Room
  • Self-Contained Emotionally Disabled Program
  • Self-Contained Multiple Impaired Program
  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy