Special Programs and Services
English Language Learner Program (ELL)
Students and families whose first language is not English are supported and provided services through the District's English Language Learner Program (ELL) program. All qualified students are served at their neighborhood school through a combination model of instruction and consultation. Students participating in the ELL program are expected and supported to achieve the Washington State performance standards.
Highly Capable (Gifted) Program (HCP)
PSD recognizes that the needs of students identified as Highly Capable are not met through the general K-12 program. Highly Capable students need specific instruction and services to meet their academic, intellectual, and social needs. They thrive in settings that offer accelerated academic achievement, divergent and creative thinking, and varied opportunities to challenge themselves and each other intellectually.
The school nurse's primary function is to strengthen the educational process through interventions and protection of the health status of children.
As a member of the student's professional team, the school nurse works with the school staff and parents to identify students with health concerns and design individual or special programs for those students.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act was authorized by Congress, December 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. The purpose of the Act is to remove barriers to education for homeless/transitional students and provide educational support and stability.
Peninsula School District’s Student Services Department can provide information to assist students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year.
As stated in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 392-172A-02100), Home/Hospital instruction is provided to a student who is temporarily unable to attend school for an estimated period of four weeks or more because of physical disability or illness.
The program is designed for the student who can maintain academic performance with minimum assistance, and the absences will not pose an adverse educational impact.
Birth to Three services
Developmental screening and service delivery program for infants and toddlers with developmental concerns.
Developmental screening for preschoolers to determine if a child has possible delays and might be in need of further evaluation
Preschool program that offers education, nutrition and health services to income eligible children.
Key Pen Cooperative Preschool
Community preschools housed at Evergreen and Vaughn Elementary Schools
Special Education Preschool
Preschool program for children who been evaluated and found to qualify for special education and therapy services.
Tuition Based Preschool
Preschool program in which typically developing children are enrolled in an inclusive class
Safe & Drug Free Schools
The Peninsula School District's Safe and Drug Free Schools (SDFS) Program strives to reduce alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse, and violence through effective prevention and intervention efforts.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…."
Statutes and Regulations - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Each school district has an employee designated with the responsibility of ensuring compliance of Section 504. This employee, the 504 Coordinator can provide assistance as well as respond to allegations of discrimination based on disability.
The Student Services Department provides specially designed instruction and related services to benefit students with disabilities. Peninsula School District engages in ChildFind and other identification activities, and provides appropriate services for all identified students with disabilities. Our goal is to assist each student to achieve academic success, and to make the transition from school to the community and the world of work.
Title I is a federally-funded program established by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state-funded program established by the Washington State Legislature in 1979.
The object of both programs is to accelerate the achievement of students performing below grade level by providing supplemental academic support.