Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Department offers a wide range of support services to provide a free and appropriate education for each individual scholar’s educational needs within the least restrictive environment possible.
 
Some of the ESS services offered at AMS Flower include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Behavior Support-provided for our scholars in need of additional support in areas of daily routines, BIPs (Behavior Intervention Plans), and on-task behavior
  • Counselling-provided for scholars in need of additional emotional support
  • English Language Arts-provided for scholars in need of additional support in areas of basic reading skills, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and written expression
  • Mathematics-provided for scholars in need of additional support in areas of math calculation and math problem solving skills
  • Occupational Therapy-provided for scholars in need of additional support in areas of fine motor and sensory skills
  • Physical Therapy-provided for scholars in need of additional support in areas of physical and gross motor skills
  • Interpersonal/Social Skills-provided for our scholars in need of additional support in areas of daily interactions with peers or staff and transitioning to various school environments.
  • Speech-provided for our scholars in need of additional support in areas of communication
 
 
GRASP (Growth Responsibility and Support Program) Self-Contained
 
The GRASP program is at the AMS South Mountain Campus. The program is set up to support scholars in need of intensive support services. Scholars enrolled in the GRASP program are provided with support in a self-contained classroom with a smaller teacher-to-scholar ratio to ensure scholars receive the necessary services to help them to grow as individual learners.
 

Please email [email protected] regarding the following:
  1. Records requests
  2. Referrals to MTSS
  3. Special Education or 504 Accommodations Plans
 
     
Director of ESS: Natalie Trainor Email
     
Head of Operations for ESS Andrea Padilla Email
     
Interim Assistant Director of ESS: Phil Meilahn Email
     
Regional ESS Coordinator: Kristin Enger Email
     
Regional ESS Coordinator: Clyde Grace Email
     
Records Clerk:  Janaya McCoy Email