Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)

  • A student may be eligible for a Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) class when the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team determines that his/her educational needs cannot be satisfactorily met in general education classes for the majority of the student’s day even with the use of support services.


    Students receiving Specialized Academic Instruction either through 1 period of directed studies or some content classes will participate in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. Those students qualified for special education services will receive services under the direction of the instructional support team. The instructional support team will provide services in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) developed by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team. The responsibilities of the instructional support team include providing instruction, resource information, monitoring pupil progress on a periodic basis, reviewing/revising Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), coordinating services, and consulting with parents and staff.