Special Services

South Washington County Schools provides a comprehensive program for students with unique learning needs. We offer a continuum of services to address student needs in the areas of: academics, social and emotional wellbeing, behavior, nursing, communication, and assistive technology.

The district offers special education and related services for all of the 13 disability categories, and serves approximately 2,800 students age birth through 21. District 833 offers a wide range of service delivery models to include home-based services for infants and toddlers and a wide variety of school-based services for school- aged students. Students aged 18 through 21 have transition services in a variety of settings to provide post-secondary education, independent living skills, and employment opportunities to assist students with the transition to life as a young adult. 

The philosophy of South Washington County Schools is to provide a continuum of services and to support students in their neighborhood schools to the greatest extent possible. We are proud of our continuous improvement and progressive program development to meet the changing needs of students.


This video provides updates and information on the Special Services Department.

WHS Cross Country Runner Makes Lasting Impact on Team

In the 2015-16 school year, Woodbury High School Senior Mitchell Horn decided to go out for Cross Country for the first time as he kicked off his senior year. Despite being diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Mitchell has become a full team member, and is making a lasting impact on his coach and teammates.

Next Step students learn lifelong skills at Afton Alps

South Washington County Schools is currently partnering with Vail's Afton Alps in a supported job training arrangement for identified Special Education students to gain work experience in the community. Through this unique opportunity, students are learning valuable life skills that will help them prepare for their adult lives.