Student Services Overview
Hingham Public Schools is dedicated to inclusive education, ensuring that students with disabilities learn alongside their peers. Our district offers specialized programs for skill development, fostering personal and academic success. Student Services and related departments provide essential support through strong leadership, democratic classrooms, responsive instruction, and a comprehensive District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP).
The Director of Student Services ensures accessibility to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for all students and oversees procedures for special education eligibility and placements.
We are committed to continuous improvement in special education, actively involving parents through the Special Education Parent Advisory Council for collaborative program planning. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at 781-741-1500 ext. 3.
- Special Education Eligibility
- Guide to Special Education Programs and Related Services
- Section 504 Manual
- Team Chairs
- Communication Guide
- Title II Effective Communication
- Request for Proposals of Legal Services
What makes me qualified?
Special Education Services are designed to help a student make effective progress in regular education. In order to qualify for special education services, a child must:
- have a disability
- not be making effective progress due to the disability
- require specially designed instruction to make effective progress and/or
- require related services to access the general curriculum
At Hingham Middle School, students are assigned to one of the following courses as specified in their Individual Education Program (IEP).
- 006 Strategies for Learning Grades 6
- 007 Strategies for Learning Grades 7
- 008 Strategies for Learning Grades 8
At the high school level, special education course instruction is designed to provide an introduction to the skills needed to be a successful and independent learner. Students develop and utilize learning strategies addressed in Student Learning Expectations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.
Grades 6-12: Specialized course work in English skills, math skills, and reading skills designed to achieve individual student IEP goals and benchmarks as recommended by the school special education teams
Grades 6-12: English Language Education Services (ELE) are provided as necessary upon assessment by the ELE teacher, including Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) and English Language Development (ELD).