Department Contact:

Antrice Newsome

Curriculum Coordinator
(682) 867-0804
anewsome@aisd.net

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Alternate Curriculum is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Students access and participate in the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through activities that focus on prerequisite skills. The students demonstrate performance objectives that may include real life applications of the TEKS as appropriate to the students’ abilities and needs. The focus is on instruction and training in functional academic skills, communication skills, self help skills, motor skills, behavior skills and socialization skills. The components of this service place emphasis on preparation of students for independence in life skills for the transition to life outside the public school system.

SECONDARY

Secondary Alternate Curriculum is a service and support option on a continuum designed to meet the diverse needs of students with significant cognitive and adaptive disabilities. Students access and participate in the grade-level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through activities that focus on prerequisite skills. The students demonstrate performance objectives that may include real-life applications of the TEKS as appropriate to the students’ abilities and needs. The focus is instruction and training in functional academic skills, communication skills, personal management skills, independent living, community living, job sampling, work training and social skills. The components of this service place emphasis on preparation of students for independence in life skills for the transition to life outside the public school system.