The diverse support program at Columbia Elementary serves students in grades k-1. The program is staffed by a certified special education teacher as well as educational assistants. It is the goal of the DSP staff to teach students to be as independent as reasonably possible. Students are naturally integrated into the general education and special education settings based on the best environment for individual student progress. Academic, communication, behavior, social, fine/gross motor and adaptive skills are modeled, taught and practiced throughout the school day. The DSP program is equipped with varied, researched and modified curriculum options for students to bridge the gap between their disability and ability to learn. All academic curriculum used aligns with the Common Core Standards.

Please feel free to contact Lorie Vogel at Columbia Elementary; 360-841-2949 or email at for more information regarding the Diverse Support Program.