7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: (419) 846-3151
Fax: (419) 846-3361
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IEP Progress Reports:

Students receive IEP progress reports every 9 weeks typically along with the report card period. We encourage parents to check progress book regularly for current classroom progress/grades. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher individually. Intervention Specialist will continuously progress monitor IEP goals and objectives as they have done so in the past.  

Response to Intervention (RTI)
Northwestern Local Schools uses a three tiered model of school supports that use research based academic and/or behavioral interventions.  Often interventions and data need to be collected in order to provide adequate evidence in identifying a student with a disability. Providing interventions and collecting data is an integral part of student support. This RTI process has allowed many struggling students to be successful. 
What is an Individual Education Program (IEP)?
Special education services are identified through an educational process.   IEP's are designed to meet the individual needs of each student and to make progress toward the general education curriculum.  An IEP team, made up of the following:  parents/guardians, teachers, and related services staff work together to develop an educational plan.   The plan addresses the following: goals, objectives, accommodations/modifications, and services to meet the student's needs.  Services are provided through a continuum of least restrictive environment (LRE).   IEP's are monitored and progress reported along with report card/interim periods.
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Child Find
Northwestern is dedicated to locating, evaluating, and identifying, as per IDEA and Federal Regulations, for all children between ages of birth to 22 . If you know a child that you suspect may have a disability please contact Chris Sykes, Director of Special Education at 419-846-3519.
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Eye Exam Guidelines for  Students with an Initial IEP
House Bill 95 requires all students to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor within 90 days after the initially identified with a disability.  If the student has had an eye exam from an eye doctor  (optometrist or ophthalmologist) within the last 9 months, the requirement is waved. The financial requirement for the service lies with parental responsibility.  Legislation currently requires school to report this day of service.   A brochure is available with additional information.  Please contact the Special Education Dept. to report the day of service.

Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements include both curriculum (minimum number high school credits) and  one of three graduation pathways.  
The three pathways graduation options are:
  • Ohio State End-of-Course Exams (minimum points required)
  • Industry Credentials and Workforce Readiness Score
  • College and Career Readiness Test (ACT or SAT)

Additional requirements include: economics/financial literacy and fine arts requirements. To read more in depth about graduation requirements on the Ohio Department of Education Website.

More questions?  Contact Northwestern's High School Guidance.
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