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Exceptional Student Services

The Exceptional Student Services Department helps prepare students for their post-secondary goals. 

We provide a continuum of services and supports to meet the needs of our students including self-contained, supportive classrooms to mild and moderate support in the general education classroom setting. We also offer co-taught classes taught by both general education and special education teachers as well as core replacement classes as needed.  

We also have a team of dedicated paraprofessionals, special service providers including psychologists, a school nurse, social workers and speech and language pathologists to support our students. We also have an itinerant occupational therapist, physical therapist and vision & hearing and adaptive physical educational professionals. 

Case managers and service providers meet regularly and collaborate with teachers, parents, counselors, service providers and administration to provide specialized instructions based on each student’s IEP.  
We are committed to preparing students for their post-secondary lives, including education, career readiness, and independent living skills.  Gateway offers the following programming:
  • Mild/Moderate Needs
  • ILC (Intellectual and Cognitive Needs)
  • DLC/SSN (Significant Cognitive and Physical Needs)
  • Affective Needs (Emotional Needs)
  • Autism (Levels 1-3)

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Meet our students and staff. We know you’ll love them.

We’re not just a group of buildings where students come to learn. We’re a family that cares about the success of every individual. We’re located in Aurora and welcome all students — those in our district and beyond. We have an open enrollment process and typically take applications from January through May. Visit us and see for yourself why Gateway is a great place to learn!