The Rio Rancho Public Schools Special Services Department
is responsible for all Special Education programs in the district. We
provide a wide range of services in a variety of settings.
We have employed some of the most
qualified professionals in all service areas and enjoy seeing
successful programs run at every school.
We provide services for children
from 3 to 22 years of age, and address students' learning styles from a
multi-modality approach. This means that services are integrated with
emphasis on cooperative planning and intervention, coordination with the
curriculum, and collaboration with the parents.
Special Education Announcements:
The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a one-year unpaid internship program for students with developmental disabilities. It is targeted for young adults, ages 18 to 21 years of age who have completed all required graduation criteria (academic coursework and assessment) and whose goal is competitive employment. The Project SEARCH innovation school-to-work internship program gives young adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn marketable job skills to help them gain competitive integrated employment.
RRPS is now accepting Project SEARCH applications for the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications can be turned into the Project SEARCH Instructor:
Sandy Aschenbrenner, Project SEARCH Instructor
Rio Rancho Public Schools/Rust Medical Center
Click here to access the 2017-2018 Project SEARCH application.
RRPS Special Services Newsletter SY 2016-2017
Special Services Parent Resource Guide:
Click here for Parent Resource Guide
Download and Save a copy to your computer.
-- Referral and Identification Process
-- Procedural Safeguards/Parent Rights
-- Common Terms
-- IEP Process
-- School/Ancillary Staff
-- Service Delivery Models