An inclusive framework for education.
All education at Hamilton is inclusive. Students with disabilities are integrated into general education classrooms. All learners, including students with disabilities, actively participate and benefit from the high quality instruction. Teachers differentiate instruction to ensure all students have the learning experience needed, and have access to the same curriculum. Classroom assignments, instructional approaches, materials, and expectations are adjusted for students. Although in a very small number of cases, integrating a student with disabilities into class at Hamilton may not be appropriate, the goal is to return the student to education with peers as soon as possible and for as much time as possible.
Inclusive education significantly contributes to the educational experience of all children in many ways. Special educators, educational specialists, and other support personnel recommended for the education of integrated students with disabilities enrich classrooms by working with all students. The instructional teams in schools are expanded by the participation of multidisciplinary personnel made available by special education and enable new teaching and learning experiences in classrooms for all students. Inclusive education enriches the diversity in classroom learning communities providing all students expanded opportunities for better understanding the world, those around them, and themselves.
How do students feel about being in inclusion classrooms?
"Kids always work together and have all learned well and with people at their own pace."
"At Hamilton, everyone in school gets to learn anything."
"When kids learn together, they feel more confident to do better."
"At Hamilton, since we are inclusive, I have been in groups and have formed relationships with people that might learn or be different then me. I have gotten to know everyone, even if they might be different."
"I’ve seen kids who need extra help and the kids that understand the work a little bit better offer their help to them and the kids feels good because he’s not been left out and just needs a little more extra help."
"I learn slower then most people and when they get it and I don’t then they could help me."