Exceptional Students

No two children are alike, and no two children are at the exact same place academically, physically, or emotionally—and that’s okay! At CASD, we meet our students where they are by ensuring they receive the appropriate assistance and intervention they need to thrive at school.

Gifted Support Program

Our Gifted Support Program meets the needs of mentally gifted students by providing a unique and challenging learning experience through enrichment activities and study units across various subject areas. The overall goals of our gifted program include building self-esteem; developing leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and applying higher-level thinking to problem solving. (22 PA Code § 16.21)

We identify students with advanced cognitive ability through testing and as determined by a multidisciplinary team evaluation.

Special Education

We provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities who are determined, through the evaluation process, to need special education and related services under IDEA and 22 Pa. School Code §14.  

We provide specially designed instruction to children identified with any of the following disability categories under IDEA:

  • Autism

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Deafness

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Deaf/Blindness

  • Specific Learning Disability

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Speech and Language

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Multiple Disabilities

  • Visual Impairment including Blindness

Protected Handicapped

Coudersport Area School District provides protected handicapped students with aids, services, or accommodations (at no charge) that allow for equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from school programs and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent of the student’s abilities.

Learn More

To schedule a screening and discuss the particular needs of your child, or another child that may need services, please contact:

Traci Budd
Elementary Principal
(814) 260-4028
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Dan Eskesen
High School Principal
(814) 260-4027
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Child Find

Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through 21 years of age. 

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