Mathis ISD has established programs which provide structure and specialized curriculum to students with specific needs.These students must be identified as children eligible for special education and must require one of these settings as determined by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
The PPCD program serves pre-school-aged children with disabilities. PPCD services are geared to children 3-5 years of age that have a disability and need special education services. This program provides early intervention in the areas of language development, readiness skills, social interactions, and other developmental/therapy areas.
Behavior Intervention Program (BIP)
BIP is for regular education and special education students whose primary need is to gain control of their own behavior. Students who may benefit from the unit are: students who have mild, moderate, or severe behaviors. Students who are experiencing deficits of a strong nature which makes it difficult for them to control their behavior; and other special education students with significant behavioral difficulties. Theprogram is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive academic/therapeutic setting for those students unable to function successfully on a full time basis in regular or other special education programs. Goals for the program are development of school adaptability, behavioral control, social skills,and appropriate handling of crisis situations.
Community Based Vocational Instruction (CBVI)
Community Based programs provide academic and vocational skills to students that require specialized curriculum, small group and individual instruction, functional skills training,community-based instruction, and intensive transition services in order to achieve independence.
Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD)
RDSPD is a program funded and supervised through the Educational Service Center Region 2. The program is considered a regional program and is within school in the region. Mathis ISD students who require deaf services receive direct services of a sign language interpreter or of support from an AI teacher. The program is for students who have been identified as severely hearing impaired who warrant:
- A very specialized program in total communication or signing exact English prior to placement in less restrictive special education and/or regular education settings
- A primarily auditory program for the students who have some residual hearing
Goals for all students include building communication and language skills in order to return to the home district, homecampus, or less restrictive settings with an interpreter.