Special Education

Mission for Special Education

White Bear Lake Area School's Mission for Special Education is to meet individual needs of students with disabilities through partnerships that promote life-long learning, independence and self-advocacy.

We Believe

  • Everyone has the right to be valued and respected.
  • Students with unique needs are entitled to equitable educational opportunities provided through a range of appropriate adaptations, services and programs.
  • Accountability for student growth and development requires shared responsibility across home, school and community settings.
  • Successful student focused transitions are driven by clear communication, shared knowledge and on-going support.
  • In promoting life skills and academics that will enable students to live, work and participate in the community.

Providing a comprehensive program for students with disabilities, ranging in age from birth through high school and through age 21.

Special Education

White Bear Lake Area Schools provides a comprehensive program for students with disabilities. Services are provided to students who range in age from birth through high school, with some students receiving services until age 21.

From early intervention to community-based vocational training, students are provided a quality, individualized education program (IEP) in the least restrictive environment. Each school has a special education team that provides services to students with exceptional needs.