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Special Education Program  

Centenary Heights State High School Special Education Program (SEP) caters for students who are verified as having one or more of the low incidence disabilities:  intellectual disability, physical impairment, autism spectrum disorder, speech language impairment, vision impairment or hearing impairment.

All students are provided an SEP case manager who liaises with SEP and mainstream teachers and parents and advocates for the student when necessary.

Aim

The aim of the Special Education Program is to prepare students to achieve to the best of their ability while at school so that they might successfully transition from school into the wider community.

Content

While some students study a full subject load, many students elect to study one less subject, allowing for a tutorial line within the SEP. Here they are given support and structure to assist them to complete assignments on time and prepare for examinations.

In-class support is provided in mainstream classes; this varies according to need and resources available. Class notes are taken by support personnel and made available to tutorial teachers and students.

Students working significantly below year level study their core subjects (English, Maths, Science, History and Geography) within the SEP. These students will have an Individual Curriculum Plan or a QCIA Plan.

All students will have an Individual Support Plan.

In the Senior School students select from a number of options depending on their level of ability and the pathway they identify through the SET Planning process. These options range from Authority Subjects, Authority Registered Subjects and Certificate Courses. Some students will be OP eligible; others will work towards the Queensland Certificate of Education and some students will undertake a highly individualised program and work towards attaining their Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

Many students also participate in work experience.

Assessment

Students who access the curriculum at the same year level as their same-age cohort are reported as such.

Those students who are working below year level are accessed and reported according to their Individual Curriculum Plan or their Individual Learning Expectations.

All SEP supported students have Assessment Special Provisions outlined on OneSchool.

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