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Extended School Year —
Social Opportunities And Relationships (SOAR) – Elementary

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Supported Students

  • Students currently K – 4th grades.
  • Students whose social interactions and communication skills are identified as the primary area of qualification for ESY
  • Students who are receiving instruction in the essential curriculum and are participating in the general education classes with limited pull-out instruction
  • Students whose IEP goals emphasize socialization with non-disabled peers

NOTE: While the primary focus of SOAR is instruction in social/pragmatic IEP goals/objectives, students can be instructed on reading, writing and/ or math goals defined from the team. When the IEP team identifies critical life skills/needs in academic and social/pragmatic areas, the IEP team also determines the best program to implement the identified goals/objectives.

Services Provided

  • Teaching and reinforcing social skills
  • Social skills lessons and reinforcing activities with typical peers
  • Related services if ESY services are recommended by the IEP team
  • Special education transportation is required unless Parent/Guardian will Self-Transport
    • Note: Students with changes to the pick-up and drop-off address after May 14, 2021, cannot be guaranteed service for the beginning of the program.

Snack Provided By



Sheila Collector ESY Program Lead, 410-313-6837