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MAASE Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Fowlerville High School’s experience with the PC. Purpose of Today’s Session. How and why did Fowlerville begin this process? Steps taken to formalize the PC process. A PC walk-through for a student with an IEP.

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Maase wednesday february 11 2009 fowlerville high school s experience with the pc

MAASEWednesday, February 11, 2009Fowlerville High School’s experience with the PC

Purpose of today s session
Purpose of Today’s Session

  • How and why did Fowlerville begin this process?

  • Steps taken to formalize the PC process.

  • A PC walk-through for a student with an IEP.

  • What about PC proficiency levels and “power standards”?

  • PC communication and diploma vs. transition certificate conversations.

Maase wednesday february 11 2009 fowlerville high school s experience with the pc

  • Communicated the MMC changes with Board and Community frequently.

  • Information raised the anxiety of many parents and students in our special education population.

  • Proactively developed the process to address community concerns.

Formalizing the pc process
Formalizing the PC Process

  • School TC, Principal and Counselors reviewed State documents relative to the PC and the PC process.

  • HS team attended the MDE Rollout of the PC process at the Clinton RESA.

  • HS team developed paper trail to track and log PCs.

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Formalizing the PC Process, Cont.

  • Communication with the FCS Board policy committee relative to implementation, implications and process paperwork.

  • Two presentations to the full FCS Board on the MMC, including the PC process.

  • Letter sent to parents of students in the 9th grade (class of 2011) who were currently in classes that would not count toward graduation requirements (Resource Room).

Pc walk through
PC Walk-Through

  • Parent contacts the school requesting a PC. Secretary, CC, Administrator…….…

  • Parent is given the PC handout and fills out the parent request for a PC.

  • The student’s counselor speaks with the parent outlining the process that will be followed.

  • The counselor pulls all pertinent data: IEP, EDP, transcript, class schedule, attendance records, etc.

Pc walk through cont
PC Walk-Through, cont.

  • Meeting is convened with appropriate staffing.

  • Discussion revolves around PC eligibility initially.

  • If a PC is warranted, is it for advancement in the MMC or Sp. Ed. qualification?

  • If for advancement and the modification is allowable, we document the modification, sign the paperwork and adjourn. (5 min.)

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PC Walk-Through, cont.

  • IF the PC involves a special education student – We evaluate the areas of strength and weakness of the student according to the data provided. We look at future career goals, post secondary options and discuss diploma track, transition track. (difficult conversation)

  • If the transition option is chosen we document that decision and do not modify the student’s class schedule.

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PC Walk-Through, cont.

  • If diploma track is desired, we discuss modification options. Up to this point, we have used course substitution with specific HSCE’s to be addressed in an individualized format.

  • In the future, 2009-2010, we will have the capability within our course structures to identify specific HSCE’s that may be modified within the general education classroom.

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PC Walk-Through, cont.


  • Student was in self contained math through the 8th grade.

  • In 9th grade, the student was placed in an II Math class. Does not meet MMC.

  • PC was conducted in December. Student was found to be eligible for a PC.

  • The following 4 year plan was developed:

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PC Walk-Through, cont.

  • Second semester remain in II Math with specific goals addressing beginning Algebra I skills.

  • 10th grade year – Student would take Algebra I in a co-taught setting. (D/Credit)

  • 11th grade year – Student would take geometry.

  • 12th grade year – Student would take Algebra II A, Accounting or Advanced Auto. EDP indicates working at father’s sod business.

Fowlerville high school pc data
Fowlerville High School PC Data

  • Currently 12 PCs on file.

  • 8 PCs for advancement – Generally, band students looking to free up space to take a world language.

  • 4 PCs for course modification – Generally, students who struggle significantly in math and reading.

  • 3 PCs in the pipeline with counselors and an unknown number denied because we do not allow PCs to be done more than a year in advance.

Diploma vs transition
Diploma vs. Transition

  • We have met multiple times with our JHS counterparts to bring them up to speed with graduation requirement. They begin this conversation at the 8th grade transition IEP that is attended by the FHS Teacher Consultant and at EVERY IEP afterward.

Pc proficiency and power standards
PC Proficiency and Power Standards

  • To be frank, we are not here yet. We will have end of course assessments constructed by the end of this school year tied to HSCEs, with a focus on power standards.

  • We will communicate with the Board on setting proficiency levels this summer.

Q and a
Q and A


    Fowlerville High School:

  • High School Principal- Mr. Wayne Roedel

    223-6060 /

  • Sp. Ed. Director–Mr. Denis McBride

    223-6193 /