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Student Support Services – Special Education & Support Services

At PHS, we believe all kids can succeed! As part of our commitment to help all of our students reach for their potential, we offer a top-notch special education and support services program in all grades to identify, diagnose, and serve those students with special educational needs, disabilities, and/or giftedness.

Our Mission

The Department of Student Services serves as a resource for human services to ensure all children, regardless of varying abilities, receive optimal service, and that all parents of our students are significantly involved in the delicate delivery of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). Our mission is to provide a comprehensive framework of services and programming options for students with varying abilities.

PHS Child Study Team/Case Managers

The Child Study Team (CST) is a group of dedicated professionals who provide consultative, evaluative, and prescriptive services to students, teachers, and parents.

Program Options

  • We offer a full continuum of programming options: Content area resource rooms, in-class support, special education electives, and special area programs.
  • The LEAP Program (Life Skills, Education, and Achievement Program) targets those high school students who would benefit from a greater focus in developing functional and daily life skills prior to their graduation.
  • Career Builders is for young adults with various abilities, ages 16 to 21, who participate in our Small Business Concept and Structured Learning.
  • Enjoy experiences that foster vocational and career skills.
  • The CASS Program (Counseling and Academic Support Services) is a setting for students who are able to participate in school-based counseling and need therapeutic support to manage academic and emotional demands.

    To Learn More, Please Contact Us

    Ms. Jara Beagelman
    Supervisor of Student Support and Mental Health Services
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    Ms. Jenna Esdale
    Supervisor of Special Services
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