As part of the Northville Public Schools continuing support of special education services, two of Cooke School's classrooms moved to Northville High School in the fall of 2003. The individual classrooms are a Dual Diagnosed class and a cross-categorical SCI/SXI class.
The move was an exciting and unique opportunity for our students to experience the educational and social environment of one of the finest high schools in Michigan. Seven members of the Cooke staff transferred along with the students to the high school and are responsible for providing their educational programs as mandated by the IEPs.
Inclusionary classes, such as physical education, swimming, art, and music augment the daily schedule. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, community-based instruction, and vocational training are also provided per the students’ IEP’s.
Interaction with general education students is an important component of the satellite program. Each classroom has a team of student aides who visit daily to assist with classroom activities and interact personally with students.
Additionally, we have an additional SXI/SCI classroom at Hillside Middle School. This classroom interacts with the general education students at lunch and within the classroom in the Building Bridges program, which was designed as a reverse inclusion, building peer to peer interaction, communication and leadership opportunities in our students.