Programs

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District Programs

This page provides information on the different programs offered. In addition to the resources provided on this page, campus websites have important information specific to the campus.  Be sure to visit your campus website.

Psychological Services & Child Find

Most children reach developmental milestones at about the same rate. However, some children may be delayed in some areas and require assistance.  Other children may exhibit significant speech/language, health, physical, mental or emotional problems which can negatively affect their educational progress. Children with developmental delays or specific difficulties may be helped through Child Find.

Dyslexia

Northside Independent School District is committed to providing students identified with dyslexia appropriate research based instruction and academic support to prepare them to be successful, lifetime readers and writers. NISD has a district-wide plan that follows guidelines and procedures in the Dyslexia Handbook in the identification of, instruction for, and accommodations for students with dyslexia.

Section 504

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ." 

Special Education
For those students who are having difficulty in the regular classroom, all school districts and open enrollment charter schools must consider tutorial, compensatory, and other academic or behavior support services that are available to all students, including a process based on Response to Intervention (RtI). The implementation of RtI has the potential to have a positive impact on the ability of districts and charter schools to meet the needs of all struggling students.
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