We talk about learning differences a lot here.  And we want our students to appreciate that. As we seek to know our students excellently, we uncover ways that they can best be themselves.

For some of our students, that means different kinds of seating in the classroom.  Others have support from teachers’ assistants.  Recently, a sensory pathway was added to our hallway, giving students an opportunity to engage in gross motor activities to help calm bodies and minds.  A hanging chair provides a vestibular stimulation for students with sensory processing disorder, autism, and ADHD.  And we have a goal to create a calming room for students who are just feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

We appreciate the leadership of Leah Casson, our Pathways Director.  Having a younger sibling with special needs has made Mrs. Casson passionate about including and supporting students in special education.  Mrs. Casson and the Pathways team work with students on their academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs to help develop the whole child.  The goal in the Pathways program is to enable and empower all students with exceptionalities.  This means meeting students where they are at, and developing attainable goals to show all children that they are capable.  Our vision is that all students are included and supported with their mainstream peers, so that students grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.


Calvin is also a member school with CLC Network (Christian Learning Center), which promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities.  For more information on CLC Network, click here to visit their website.


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