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Philosophy

Every child in the St. Joseph Public School District has a dream, but not all of our children follow the same academic paths to reach them.

At St. Joseph Public Schools we offer a variety of dynamic programs that thrive outside the traditional K-12 curriculum to increase your child’s academic success. Here are some of the opportunities that may fit your son or daughter’s needs.

Extra Help

If your child needs extra help to succeed in a subject area, it’s available from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each of our elementary schools offers federally funded Title I and State funded Section 31A remediation programs. School social workers are also available to provide guidance services. As a team, we will set strategies, identify resources and develop programs for your child’s special needs.

Speech Language Pathologists

St. Joseph Public Schools provides speech language pathology services for all district residents, from pre-school age through high school. Our Speech Language Pathologists are fully licensed and certified. All have master’s degrees, with extensive experience. Services are provided at all district school buildings.

Specialized Programs

If your child has special educational needs, we offer county wide specialized programs to help meet their educational needs.

  • Hearing Impaired
  • Visually Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disabled
  • Early Childhood Developmental Delay
  • Severely Multiply Impaired
  • Speech & Language Impaired
  • Physically Impaired
  • Otherwise Health Impaired
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Emotionally Impaired
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

When possible, your child will learn in a regular classroom. We will provide academic assistance in the most challenging subject areas. However, if it is in your child’s best interest to be in a specialized school, we work with the Berrien RESA to meet your child's needs.

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