Academics/Functional Academics

Cypress School provides individualized educational services in the areas of traditional and functional academics. The traditional academic program utilizes the state approved academic textbooks and activities which are modified and adapted to the individual student.

The functional academic program is designed by the Special Education staff with support from the multi-disciplinary team (Speech and Occupational Therapy, Behaviorist and Psychologist). The functionally-oriented curricula comprehensively covers areas such as math, reading, and writing. This curriculum relates to current needs as well as future work and living skill activities, such as:

  • Following directions at the job site
  • Shopping
  • Banking

We are successful in teaching age appropriate skills that are immediately useful and applicable to our diverse student needs, both immediate and in the future.