The Skills program serves students in kindergarten through Grade 12 who have cognitive challenges related to a disability.

This center-based program focuses on developing functional and academic skills through instruction in a setting with a small student-to-staff ratio. Students may receive instruction in the classroom, community environments and/or job training sites, as specified in the individual education plan.

The program serves students who have demonstrated that they meet criteria in the area of moderate/severe mental impairments, severely multiply impaired, and/or autism.

Skills Program Sites

Cedar Island Elementary
Elm Creek Elementary
Fernbrook Elementary
Palmer Lake Elementary
Rice Lake Elementary
Woodland Elementary
Brooklyn Middle School
Maple Grove Middle School
North View Middle School
Osseo Middle School
Maple Grove Senior High
Osseo Senior High
Park Center Senior High

Student Services Coordinators

Elementary Contact
Sarah Lancette (Cedar Island, Elm Creek, Fernbrook, Palmer Lake, Rice Lake and Woodland)

Middle School Contact
Jan Bitzer (Brooklyn, Maple Grove, North View, Osseo)

Senior High School Contact 
PC Clymer (Maple Grove, Osseo and Park Center)


Kate Emmons

Jill Lesné
Assistant Director