Department of Special Programs & Services

Our Mission

Harvard CUSD 50 Department of Special Programs and Services is committed to meeting students where they are at and helping them grow from there. Our mission is to educate students in a safe, supportive, and challenging environment, and to realize their maximum potential. In partnership with staff, parents and the community, we will nurture students with the essential skills to lead productive, fulfilling, successful lives throughout their lifetime.

The Goal

A Universal Design of Learning (UDL) to promote student success for all students.

Available in all five buildings, Harvard CUSD 50 Department of Special Programs and Services maintains a continuum of special education resource programs, monolingual and ELL special education programming, self-contained programs, and related service options based on the nature and degree of the intervention needed for students.

Services range from early childhood through high school (K-12). The student services department ensures comprehensive services across all special education disabilities.

Programs are set in accordance with legal mandates set by state and federal law (per IDEA) regarding identified students with disabilities.