Patricia A. Taylor School for Exceptional Learners

Taylor School is designed to meet the complex needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities. Classrooms are located at Taylor School in Petoskey, as well as three satellite classrooms located in local districts.

The local districts or public school academies utilizes the individualized education program (IEP) team process to place a student at Taylor School when it is determined that despite an appropriate IEP, intensive intervention, and curriculum modification, sufficient progress can not be attained in the current setting.

Classrooms (Supported Independence, Participation) are structured to support an alternate curriculum.

Supported Independence classrooms are designed for students who function as a student with a moderate cognitive impairment and will require some level of supervision throughout their lives. Instruction includes: Functional Academics, Daily Living and Productivity, Vocational Skills, Personal Care and Fitness, and Self-determination.

Participation classrooms are designed for students who function as a student with a severe cognitive impairment and will require extensive, ongoing support in all areas of functioning throughout their lives and across environments. Instruction includes: Leisure and Productivity, Interactions, Communication, Personal Care, Health and Safety, and Mobility.