The Niskayuna Central School District recognizes that children learn at different rates and in different ways. The Board of Education encourages educational programs which challenge and promote the realization of individual potential in all student. Unique talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor and should be considered in district programming.

The Board of Education encourages and supports initiatives and program flexibility permitting students to learn at a rate commensurate with their skills, abilities, performance and interests. All district instructional planning efforts are expected to consider such flexibility in developing K-12 standards and outcomes. As a result, the basic instructional program will meet or exceed State requirements and will be designed to provide an integrated course of study as well as the flexibility to meet individual or student needs. Where appropriate, programs will range from remedial to honors, and will include enrichment, accelerated, advance placement and college level program offerings. Program development will include staff training, communication with students and parents and plans for continuing assessment.

Ref: Education Law §§801; 802; 803; 804; 804-a; 806; 808; 3204
8 NYCRR §§100.1 et seq.; 108.1; 135.4(c)

Adopted: February 26, 1996