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Special Education

“Special education” is instruction, specific to the student, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.  Special education is an instructional service, not a place.  Specialized instruction and supports are provided through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan, which addresses the student’s unique needs related to his or her disability.

It is important to note that students with disabilities are general education students first.  Students receive special education services in collaboration with Cologne Academy general education teachers and curriculum.  Students with IEPs are provided with accommodations in the classroom and modifications to the curriculum as indicated by the student’s individual needs.

For further information about special education at Cologne Academy, please feel free to contact:

Nancy Soliday
Assistant Director of Special Education
952 855-0981
Lee-Ann Sanborn, Ed.S.
Director of Special Education
612 840-8636

Special Education Services

Cologne Academy’s special education program provides a continuum of services and access to an array of services including, but not limited to:

  • specialized instruction proved by special education teachers licensed in a wide range of disabilities
  • school social work services
  • occupational therapy
  • speech/language therapy
  • physical therapy
  • behavior intervention
  • developmental adapted physical education

Special Education