Sha’arim provides a unique service by educating Jewish children with special needs (K-12) in their own school environment, thereby facilitating the optimal learning opportunity socially and academically.
Essentially, Sha’arim is a school without walls. Our educators are professionally trained in Jewish education as well as in special needs education — allowing us a specialty niche in educating Jewish children with standards of quality that are unmatched in the Twin Cities educational arena.
In this role, we provide assessments, referrals, support, education planning and so much more to parents who struggle with the emotional, financial and educational challenges unique to having a child with special needs.
We provide beginning of the year goal setting parent meetings for each Sha’arim student, create and facilitate a Sha’arim Education Plan (SEP) for each student, and distribute mid- and end-of-year written reports to school administrators, teachers and parents, as well as insuring that all students are integrated and included with their mainstream classroom and peers as is possible.
A Partnership with Parents
Each parent of a Sha’arim student is a vital member of the team that is creating the education plan. We value the input and personal insights that each parent brings to the plan. Sha’arim will provide a qualified professional who will meet 1:1 or in a small group setting with your child and together they will work to success.
Sha’arim instructors will provide mid-year and end-year reports on the gains your child has made. In addition, you may receive phone calls or handwritten updates on a regular basis. As a partner in your child’s success we want to hear from you, too. Success is not only measured in academic gains, but we look to the whole child. There is life beyond the school setting and we work to create a happy and successful environment in the child’s family life as well. When a child is feeling positive about his/her ability to learn, it has a positive affect on the whole family.
- ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
- LEARNING DISABILITIES
- READING DISORDERS
- DISORDERS OF WRITTEN EXPRESSION
- EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDERS
- PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER
- ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
- TOURETTE’S SYNDROME
- DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE DISORDER
- MENTAL IMPAIRMENT
- DEAF & HARD OF HEARING
- MOOD DISORDER
- EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL DISORDER
- OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER
- OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
- SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER