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Continuum of Services

Hamilton Southeastern Schools makes special education and related services available to students from age 3 through 21 and offers a full continuum of placement options for students with special needs as deemed appropriate by the case conference committee.  For students with disabilities from age 3 until the student is age-eligible for kindergarten, HSE offers a continuum of Pre-School services. The student’s developmental, educational and behavioral needs are considered by the case conference committee when determining the appropriate placement in the least restrictive environment. 

For students who are age-eligible for kindergarten through age 21, HSE offers a continuum of placement options that includes, but is not limited to: 
 
  • special education services and supports being provided in the general education classroom (sometimes referred to as “inclusion”) 
  • general education classroom placement supported by services and assistance that are provided outside the general education classroom (often called “resource services”) 
  • separate classrooms that provide instruction in functional academics, life skills and basic skills, or address behavioral challenges (this placement may or may not be in addition to the student’s participation in one or more general education settings or classes) 
  • a separate public school facility, FOCUS (Foundation of Characteristics Unique to Success), provides instruction and behavioral support for students who require a more intensive level of service. 
Private or Home Schooled Students: Hamilton Southeastern Schools supports and makes special education and related services available to all students identified with special needs within the corporation’s geographic boundaries--including students who attend a private school or home school located within our boundaries. However, both federal and state special education law permit the school to offer a level of special education and related services that is less than what the student would receive if attending the local public school. 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665
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  • HSE Schools wants to hear from you! To send a general inquiry to the District Administration Office, click here. 

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.