Midfield City Schools currently provides special services for approximately 175 students in preschool through 12th grade with a curriculum designed to develop academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and independence skills for active participation in the community.
As mandated by federal and state law, instructional services for students with special needs are guided by the Common Core Alabama Performance Standards , the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
A continuum of services is offered for students identified as eligible under State of Alabama Regulations for special education.
The Alabama State Rules include intellectual disability, specific learning disability, emotional/behavior disorder, speech/language impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, significant developmental delay, traumatic brain injury and deaf/blind as areas of eligibility for special services.
Services are provided in a variety of settings including regular education classes, inclusion, co-taught, and resource classes. Services may also be provided in a hospital/homebound settings. At the high school level, work-study programs give students the opportunity to gain real life work experience in a supervised setting. When appropriate, community based instruction is utilized so that students may apply skills they have learned in the classroom to actual situations.