Welcome to the Special Education Department. The purpose of our program is to give the students the additional assistance they need while still holding them to the high academic standards that Golden Valley High School embodies. We offer Resource assistance for those that need that extra push in their outside classes, Special Day Class 1 programs for those that need greater assistance in academic subject areas due to learning challenges, Special Day Class 2 program for students with Intellectual Disabilities, and a Special Day Class 8 program that focuses on helping students with Autism. All of our classes are academically challenging while providing a smaller environment and additional assistance to maximize student success. Moreover, we have a specific focus on career and vocational paths that is highlighted in each of our programs, and this includes both traditional paths such as college or junior college and non-traditional paths such as apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, and internships. The main goal of our program is to build on the strengths of our students, help them learn ways around their difficulties, and to have them leave our school with a clear vocational path, an understanding of how to achieve their life and career goals, and the ability and desire to experience all that life has to offer.