Special Education

Meeting Each Student's Academic Needs

UMA utilizes a “push-in model” for our students needing extra support. While we do have a resource room available, we strive to keep students in the classroom as often as possible. Our special education and general education teachers work closely to appropriately modify curriculum or behavior plans to ensure each students’ success.

We are excited to have a marvelous team to support students in the Special Education department at UMA. For more information about our Special Education staff, please see their biographies here.

Special education services are provided for all qualified students. Our staff is also equipped to evaluate students on an as-needed basis should concerns about academic and/or behavioral progress arise.

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) will meet two times a year. Exact dates will be posted before each meeting.

Total Special Education System (TSES) Plan

The Total Special Education System (TSES) Plan for Upper Mississippi Academy, District 4210, has been created in accordance with Minnesota Rule 3525.1100. This plan, which can be downloaded below, also includes an assurance for compliance with the federal requirements pertaining to districts’ special education responsibilities found in United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, sections 1400 et seq., and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 300. This document is a companion to the Application for Special Education Funds – Statement of Assurances (ED-01350-29).

Amy Elverum, Upper Mississippi Academy’s Director of Special Education, is responsible for program development, coordination, and evaluation; in-service training; and general Special Education supervision and administration. Amy can be reached at (651) 528-8091 ext. 420.

Important Contacts

Amy Elverum
Director of Special Education
651.528.8091 ext. 420