ELEVATE is the Co-op’s core program that enables charter schools to “elevate” their practices and provide high quality and compliant special education services for students with disabilities to improve student outcomes.

A school-team focused on results and a common goal, with shared understanding of what makes a special education program great is key to success. ELEVATE gives teams a common language for identifying the practices that define a high quality special education program and a process to help them get there. ELEVATE’s strength is in the Co-op’s collaborative and flexible approach. We meet schools where they are, get the whole school on board, and leverage our network of practitioners to move schools forward.

Framework alignment

  • High Quality Instruction
  • Special Education Infrastructure
  • Continuum of Services
  • Leadership
  • Parent Engagement
  • Student Empowerment

ELEVATE Program Activities:

ELEVATE Needs Assessment:  The Co-op’s ELEVATE Needs Assessment is a 15-minute, web-based survey of instructional staff, a deep-dive into school-based data, and an action planning process for special education program improvement.

Demo Classroom Network: The Demo Classroom Network is the Co-op’s on-site learning program for educators who want to continually develop their impact on the students they serve.