CLETA HARDER DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL (CHDS)
A Certified Non-Public School
The Combination Class lays the foundation of a student's success in Common Core aligned activities and opportunities. Students are exposed to structured social skills and peer-centered cooperative activities. Courses offered are English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies/History, Health, Physical Education, Computers, and Art.
The Cleta Harder Developmental School offers a variety of support services available to students based on their Individualized Education Plan, including Behavior (Direct and General Support), Speech & Language, and Occupational Therapy. The Cleta Harder Developmental School also employs a Registered Nurse who oversees medication dispersal, manages seizure plans, and provides assistance to students experiencing changes in health and medical emergencies.
CHDS strives to provide students with an education that supports their academic as well as adaptive daily living skills needs. Our top goal is to assist students to reach their highest level of independence, utilizing Discrete Trial Training, Prompting Hierarchy, Universal Design for Learning, and Cooperative Learning; all embedded in a truly individualized education plan.
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS
The High School Class builds upon foundational skills while exposing students to activities of daily living such as community based instruction and vocational activities. Students are expected to socialize with peers through classroom-organized events, while also relying less upon adult assistance through completing assignments and projects in cooperation with their peers.
The Transition Class's main goal is to increase student independence in all activities of daily life by focusing on student exposure to the community, vocational activities, and peer cooperation. Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours per day in the community completing lessons, assignments, and other projects with the assistance of their teachers as well as their peers. Added to traditional courses are Independent Living Skills, Career Exploration, Community Education, and Community Fitness.