In Clinton City Schools, the Special Education staff provides a continuum of services to students with disabilities. We start with the premise that the general education classroom is the first placement for all students. Based on evaluation measures, services intensify as an Individual Education Plan is developed to meet the student's individual needs. The Comprehensive Development Classroom is one service delivery model on that continuum.

Students enrolled in CDC have been identified as needing a small, structured environment where core academic areas are addressed at the student's instructional level while still tying the instruction to curriculum standards. Typically, students in this environment have deficits across the curriculum that are significantly below grade level due to cognitive deficits. 

The Special Education staff makes every effort to keep a small student-teacher ratio in the class. Students served in the class still have access to school resources and activities that are appropriate and beneficial for them. Placement in  CDC is decided by the IEP Team.