• Big Lake Schools offers special education programming through a cooperative with other area school districts, called Sherburne Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative. Together with this cooperative, Big Lake Schools is dedicated to ensuring a free and appropriate public education for eligible students who have been identified as having a disability and who are in need of specialized instruction. 

    Special Education Programming includes:

    • K-12 Special Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth -K)
    • Section 504
    • Homebound Education
    • Developments Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) Center-based program, ages 5-21
    • Elementary Level 4 Program
    Once an evaluation confirms a student will benefit from special education services, an individualized education program (IEP) will be developed. The IEP outlines the unique needs of a student and the specialized goals and objectives that will help a student make educational progress. Parents play an important role in identifying special education needs and in establishing the IEP. 
    For more information on the Sherburne and Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative, click here.