Classes & Grades

Cora Howe is Three Schools in One

We have a Low Incidence Program in Cluster 1 for K-12 students.
Our High Incidence Program is broken into Lower school (K-8) students located in Cluster 2 and Upper school (9-12+) students located in Cluster 3.

About Cora Howe

Cora Howe Exceptional School is a special day school for those students whose learning differences are so significant that they cannot effectively learn within the context of a less restrictive environment. Students are referred through the Individualized Education Plan Team.

Cora Howe specializes in producing standards-based academic programs that are individualized, relevant and differentiated for each child, and we aim to create long-term learning experiences based on areas of interest and strengths for each child.

Our students have access to a variety of services and professionals to help achieve academic as well as work-based learning success. Nurturing our unique students is a dedicated team of caring teachers.

Cluster 1

A Typical Day at School

Low Incidence Students: Students spend much of their day with one teacher and their paraprofessionals. Each day they have a Related Arts class: Art, Computer/Library, or PE. Students also get recess daily.
Our Low Incidence Students work on learning life skills to help them have a successful life after leaving school. Much of this learning is done with materials similar to what is found in our PAES lab.

Read the latest Cluster 1 news

 

Cluster 2

Elementary School

Students spend much of their day with one teacher and their paraprofessionals. Each day they have a Related Arts class: Art, Computer/Library, PE or Study Hall. Students also get recess daily.

 Middle School

 This group gets to start changing classes, which prepares them for high school. Students rotate between teachers for English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Intervention classes. They also rotate once a day into a Related Arts class. When needed, they also get time for recess. 

 

Cluster 3

High School

Our oldest students rotate through eight different classes on an A/B schedule. Some students participate in Work- Based Learning and get to learn new skills while working with some of our community partners. Other students split their time between our school and their zoned school (some will even transition full-time to their zoned school).