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Special Education

Our highly skilled staff is committed to meeting the diverse needs of children with disabilities, regardless of the type or severity. At Bloomfield Hills Schools, our Special Education programs adhere to both state and federal regulations supporting children with a range of social, emotional, and learning challenges. We strive to integrate these children into mainstream classrooms to the extent appropriate for their individual requirements.

Across our school buildings, we offer various special education programs that address specific areas of difficulty, provide academic skills training, and offer support for learning challenges.

Family Matters

Family Matters provides parents and families with information about special education and other resources.

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Special Education Handbook

The Special Education Handbook is being revised.

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Wing Lake Developmental Center

 Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

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D/HH Program


Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH)

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides academic instruction within the general curriculum through services that support each student's learning needs as determined by their Individualized Educational Planning Teams.

Students with hearing loss who reside in Oakland County attend the BHS DHH program on behalf of their resident districts.

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P.R.E.P. Program

P.R.E.P. is a post-secondary educational program operated by Bloomfield Hills Schools for BHS students. The program serves young adults ages 18 - 26 who have developmental and physical disabilities.

To transition our students from school to independent living, PREP offera instruction in daily living skills, domestic skills, social skills, functional academics and employment skills. We also provide community-based work training opportunities in varied settings.

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IEP Individualized Education Plan

What is an IEP?

An individualized education program (IEP) is a written document for students with disabilities ages 3 through 25 that outlines the student’s educational needs and goals and any programs and services the intermediate school district (ISD) and/or its member district will provide to help the student make educational progress.

IEP Information

PAC Parent Advisory Committee

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

A Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an opportunity for parents/guardians and district representatives to discuss special education policies, programs, and matters relating to the success of all students in our district. The purpose of the PAC is to encourage informed parent contributions to discussions leading to decisions being made about special education programming.

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