Cuyuna Range Elementary School offers many accommodations for students with special needs through Individualized Education Programs. CRES offers a complete Special Education program, including Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Speech, Occupational/Physical Therapy, and Early Childhood Special Education classrooms and staff. We utilize a "School-Wide Title 1" status, allowing our federally funded Title 1 program to serve every student based on academic need.
Students who have a disability may qualify for Developmentally Adapted Physical Education services, which adapt physical activities to the individual and work toward growth in all motor areas. Students learn teamwork, sportsmanship and lifetime activity skills.
Through DAPE our special needs students are able to compete in the Special Olympics. Competitions are held during the school day and athletes compete against students from the area who are at a similar age and skill level. Students compete in three different events throughout the school year: bowling in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track and field in the spring. Special Olympics is a fantastic program that encourages competition, personal achievement, positive sportsmanship and fun!