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Orange County Public Schools provides students, ages 3-22, with a significant disability a wide array of specialized services. These services are individualized based upon student needs and include instruction in the Florida Standards Access Points for English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science and Social Studies. In addition, life skills related to independent functioning, social/emotional behavior, communication and related services such as physical and/or occupational therapy, nursing and specialized transportation are also provided to students as needed. The primary focus is to provide the necessary supports which will enable each student with a significant disability the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and become college and career ready.

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An important Alternate Assessment message sent to the teachers of Florida from Commissioner Pam Stewart

NEW: ACCESS Resource Schema

Access Project Resources linked to the Access Weebly.

How to Find Access Courses

Guide to Resources on the Access Weebly and CPALMS

Updated Guide to Resources on IMS and Safari Montage

Teachers: Click on the links above to view the 2 documents that will help walk you through the process of locating Access Courses and resources on the Access Weebly and CPALMS as well as the IMS and Safari Montage.

"Least Dangerous Assumption"

Cheryl Jorgensen, Ph.D. "The Least Dangerous Assumption-A Challenge to Create a New Paradigm"