What Does Shepard High School Provide To Support My Students Education?
  • General Education Classes- Eligible Special Education students can be enrolled in General Education classes with accommodations and modifications as indicated by their IEP.
  • Co- Taught Classes- General Education classrooms taught by two teachers; General Education and Special Education instructional support.
  • CORE Classes- Special Education Classes taught by a Special Education teacher and often have the support of a teacher’s aide. These classes are smaller to allow more individualized instruction.
  • Foundations Classes- Special education classrooms designed for those students eligible for the MID BLOCK. These classes are taught by a Special Education teacher with the support of a teacher’s aide and focuses on the basic academic and functional skills of the student. These classes are smaller to allow more individualized instruction.
  • Support Classes- Special Education students may also be eligible for extra support with electives such as Freshman Transitions, Strategies for Learning (grade 10), or an Academic Workshop/ Resource period. These general education classes promote academic, organization, and study skills as well as provides testing and other accommodations throughout the school day.
Support Groups
  • Executive Functioning- Shepard's Executive Functioning group focuses on study skills, time management, organization, and planning. Student's meet once a week and work on skills to better control their academic learning, problem solving, and decision making. 
  • Freshman Transitions- Shepard's Freshman transitions is a guided elective that incorporates executive functioning skills, small group academic support for freshman students. 
  • Strategies For Learning- Shepard's Strategies For Learning is a guided elective that incorporates executive functioning skills, small group academic support for sophomore, junior, and senior students. 
  • Mindfulness- 
  • Bridge- 
  • Men of Distinction- 
  • Anger Management- Shepard's Anger Management group focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, coping skills, and proactive vs reactive behaviors. 

The INSPiRE Neuropsychology Clinic


The INSPiRE Neuropsychology Clinic offers services to staff and students of CHSD218 and their feeder districts. The INSPiRE Clinic provides services under the supervision of highly qualified licensed clinical psychologists with extensive training in child neuropsychology and school psychology. Child Neuropsychology is a specialized area of assessment and treatment that assists in understanding how the brain is involved in academics, emotions, and behavior. Neuropsychological assessment includes psychological evaluation, assessment of thinking and learning skills, as well as assessment of academic skills.


We service individuals who struggle with a wide-range of concerns, including:

  • Autism
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Concussion & Brain Injuries
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional & Psychological Issues
  • Executive Functioning Challenges
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke