• Special Education at HCS

    Hammondsport Central School District believes that students are an important part of our community, the district is committed to educating students with disabilities to their fullest potential in a setting that is integrated to the maximum extent possible.  As students come to schools with more diverse needs, schools need to find ways to provide students with multiple options for learning.  Our goal is to provide students with disabilities a sound academic education while encompassing their need for skills necessary for independent living.


    To do this, teachers differentiate instruction by recognizing student’s varying background knowledge, readiness, language, learning preferences and interests and reacting responsively.  Differentiated instruction is a process to approach teaching and learning environment for students with differing abilities in the same class.  The intent is to maximize each student’s growth and individual success by meeting each student where he or she is thus assisting in the learning process.

    Special Education Programs available in Hammondsport include:


    • Self Contained Class

    • Related Services- Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, and Vision and Hearing Itinerants (All related services are provided by GST BOCES or Juventas Therapy Services, PLLC)

    • Direct and Indirect Consultant Teacher Services

    • Resource Room


    Please feel free to contact Katie Boyer (569-5200) for any further questions or concerns.