News/Overview

Special Education News/Overview

Approximately 169 students with disabilities are served by Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System. This encompasses three schools to include Edgewood Elementary (grades K-1st; ECSE and the Intermediate School District County Programs-Headstart/GSRP), Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary (grades 2nd-6th) and Muskegon Heights Academy (grades 7th-12th). There are a number of programs and support services provided to our students.

Edgewood Elementary School services students with a disability in an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classroom (am and pm class) as well as a resource environment. The resource teacher provides services for fourteen students. Our ECSE teacher works with fourteen students as well. Occupational therapy, speech services, social work, and physical therapy services are provided at each building as noted on student’s iep.

There are three full time special education teachers at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School. The school has one resource teacher, who works with students in the classroom as well as provides small group instruction. Our emotionally impaired classroom has ten students and an instructional aide in the classroom. Our cognitive impaired classroom has ten students and an instructional aide in the classroom.

Muskegon Heights Academy School has four resource classrooms and two self-contained classrooms. Students are separated by grades 7th-8th and 9th-12th. The high school has one social worker and shares support personnel with Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary.