The Connect program serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have significant educational needs in social communication and or autism, and require a small group instructional setting.
Meeting the instructional and support needs of learners with disabilities
Special education includes a wide array of programs and services designed to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. Special education and support services are available to learners, ages birth to 21, who have not graduated and who have been identified as needing specialized instructional services.
- Autism Spectrum/Communication Disorders
- Developmental Adaptive Physical Education
- Developmental Cognitive Delays
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
- K-12 Resource
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- School Psychology
- Social Work
- Speech & Language Pathology
- Transition Services
- Vocational Assessment/Training
The Community-Based Vocational Assessment and Training program provides work-based learning opportunities for students with disabilities to acquire entry-level skills to competently transition from school to community.
Developmental Adapted Physical Education is specifically designed physical education instruction and services for students with disabilities who have a significant delay or disorder in physical development.
The Skills program serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have cognitive challenges related to a disability.
Early Childhood Special Education services support children ages 0-3 in the home setting, and children ages 3-5 in school-based and community-based programs.
The Strategies program serves students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have emotional and behavior challenges and significant educational needs.
Resource special education programs are available at all sites to students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Occupational therapy is an educational support service designed to assist students to acquire the functional abilities necessary to access educational materials and adapt to their educational environment.
Physical therapy in the educational setting assists in promoting the student's ability to learn in the home and classroom setting.
School psychologists evaluate and complete assessments that address various needs in cognitive functioning, emotional/behavioral functioning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and adaptive and functional skills.
School social workers provide mental health services to address needs that help students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.
Speech-language pathologists serve students with identified speech and/or language impairments and needs at all Osseo Area Schools locations.
The Osseo Education Center (OEC) serves young adults, ages 17-21 who are receiving special education services.
Available in several languages
Student Services Building Coordinators
Willow Lane Early Childhood Center, Arbor View Early Childhood Center, Early Childhood Special Education
Osseo Education Center
Cedar Island, Edinbrook, Garden City, Park Brook, Zanewood
Sarah Lancette, Ed.D.
Basswood, Fair Oaks, Fernbrook, Oak View, Palmer Lake, Rice Lake
Laura McLuen, Ed.D.
Maple Grove Senior High, Osseo Senior High, Park Center Senior High, Osseo Alternative Learning Center, 279Online
Birch Grove, Elm Creek, Crest View, Rush Creek, Weaver Lake, Woodland
Brooklyn Middle, Maple Grove Middle, North View Middle, Osseo Middle
Student Services Office Support
Special Education, Tuition Agreements
Homeschool, Records/Transcripts, Non-Public
Third-Party Billing, Extended School Year, School Nurse Support