Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Special Education

The Prior Lake-Savage Special Education department serves more than 825 special needs students from birth to 21 years of age.

We offer a variety of service delivery models, including home-based services for infants and toddlers and school-based services within our school district. Our staff enjoys working with our students to provide quality programming based on the latest education research.

Special education is instruction, specially designed to the student, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.

Students with disabilities are general education students first. They receive special education support services in conjunction with the general education curriculum.

Special education is a specialized instructional service, not a place. Special education services must be reasonably calculated to allow the student to benefit from instruction. If the student is receiving benefit from the special education services, the student will progress at his/her own individual rate. A student who has a disability may always have the disability and cannot be expected to progress in all areas at the same rate as his/her general education peers.