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Old 03-18-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Hi,
Our daughter has Down syndrome, she is in 1st grade, and we currently live in Houston, TX. We are big supporters of inclusion practices. For us less than 60% in General Ed is simply backward education, and therefore not acceptable.

We are contemplating moving to Denver, so I have a few questions if you all don't mind.

1) Do any of you have positive inclusion experiences (60% or more in Gen. Ed.) with Highland Ranch Elementary Schools?

2) If so, could you please share the name of the school and your story?

3) Any other inclusive elementary school in Denver that you could recommend? ($400K to $450K Home range)

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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My daughter's teacher has a daughter with high functioning Downs. I was talking to her about schools and she said after doing a ton of research, she moved out of Denver in to Littleton Public School District. She said she has been very happy with their program. Her daughter is 11 I think.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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Thank you so much! We will do research on Littleton ASAP.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Note that there are multiple cities that feed Littleton Public Schools. Make sure you look at the school boundaries, and not just in Littleton.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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LPS boundary map:

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Old 03-18-2017, 05:59 PM
 
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Thanks! This info helps a lot.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Thanks! This info helps a lot.
Glad to.

One of the things she commented on was that her daughter is in regular classes.

A quick look at the LPS website shows:

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PHILOSOPHY

LPS places a high value on supporting every student to meet their learning potential. Students with disabilities, preschool through age 21, receive support in all district schools. A priority is to include every student in general education while recognizing and meeting individual needs through special education resources.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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Highlands Ranch should be inclusion I think most DCSD schools are.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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My wife works with special education students at Saddle Ranch in Highlands Ranch. The time they spend in a normal classroom environment is based on their IEP and their individual needs. If you are considering Littleton or Highlands Ranch it would be a good idea to call around to some of the elementary schools to get an idea of how it will work for your child. Best of luck to you!
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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My wife works with special education students at Saddle Ranch in Highlands Ranch. The time they spend in a normal classroom environment is based on their IEP and their individual needs. If you are considering Littleton or Highlands Ranch it would be a good idea to call around to some of the elementary schools to get an idea of how it will work for your child. Best of luck to you!
Thanks for your input!
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