• Teacher:  Jamie Hooper

    Room:  2

    Subject/Grade Level:  Special Education – Intellectual Disabilities Grades 6  - 8



                This class provides special education services to students with mild to moderate cognitive impairments in a self-contained classroom setting for students in grades 6 – 8 in the core content areas of English, Math, History/Social Science, and Science.  Educational standards taught correspond to those outlined in the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program as set forth by the Virginia Department of Education, as well as the goals and objectives listed in each student’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).  Students are included with students without disabilities for exploratory classes, assemblies, field trips, transportation, breakfast, and lunch. 


    Grading Scale

    A = 90 – 100

    B = 80 – 89

    C = 70 – 79

    D = 60 – 69

    F = 59 and below


    Classroom Discipline Plan


                Classroom Procedures

    1.     Treat your teachers with respect.  (Students will complete lesson in what respect looks like, sounds like, and feels like during the first week of school.)

    2.     Treat your classmates with respect.

    3.     Follow all directions given by your teachers.

    4.     Keep unnecessary comments to yourself.

    5.     Let the teacher handle all problems.

    6.     Stay in your assigned area.

    7.     Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

    8.     Do your work.





    1.     Warning

    2.     Student/Teacher Conference

    3.     Loss of privilege/incentive

    4.     Separation from classmates and/or silent lunch

    5.     Cav Code Ticket/Call to parent



    If a student’s behavior is severe enough, then the teacher may use a consequence that is necessary to responsibly and properly end the behavior or remove the acting out student from the environment to maintain order and safety in the classroom.  This may include a referral to an administrator.




    1.     Verbal praise – given often.

    2.     Rewards/privileges/incentives will be individualized and based on student interest if it is reasonable and can be done within the confines of the school. Those incentives readily available in the classroom include the following:  books/magazines, drawing/art, computer/iPad usage, puzzles, online educational games on the smartboard, and board games.

    3.     Specific reinforcement stated in a Behavior Intervention Plan for a specific student.