Special Education

Students who are working below grade level in math and writing receive extra, direct instruction through grade-level teams. Burlington uses a Response to Intervention (RTI) process to determine if students can meet grade-level expectations. A few students are determined to need Special Education. Burlington has several Special Education teachers who support students with moderate to high needs for Special Education. Starting in school year 2009-2010, teachers directly instructing small groups of students in literacy received training in the Systems 44 foundational reading program. Students who already have met grade-level standards receive differentiation within the classroom and support through our Gifted and Talented teacher.

Additionally, Burlington housed the district's elementary day treatment program for 17 years from 1992 to 2009. During the school year 2009-2010, Burlington housed one of the district's intensive behavior support programs. The professionals in these programs work with students who are identified as having an emotional disability. Burlington's extensive experience in this area enables us to successfully integrate students into the classroom setting for the majority of the school day.