• Special Education


    The Special Education Department at Myrtle Beach High School provides services for students with cognitive and functional weaknesses. Our department provides services to students who are identified with a variety of disabilities according to state and federal guidelines, including specific learning disability (SLD), educable mentally disabled (EMD), trainable mentally disabled (TMD), profoundly mentally disabled (PMD), emotionally disabled (ED), deaf and hard of hearing (DHH), visual impairment (VI), orthopedic impairment (OI), other health impaired (OHI), autistic (ASD), or a combination of these disabilities labeled Multiple Disabilities.

    All special education students at Myrtle Beach High School have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that is reviewed annually by their IEP team.  It is our goal that each student receive the services necessary for him or her to be successful. We offer these services through three instructional models:  Learning Strategies, Self-Contained, and Itinerant. 

    Learning Strategies is a 90-minute class that supports students with a disability who can learn successfully in regular education classes, but need additional support.  Students requiring Learning Strategies attend three regular education classes and one special education class (Learning Strategies) each day. These students are pursuing a regular state high school diploma. 

    The self-contained model provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities who would be unsuccessful in the regular education environment.  Each self-contained classroom provides a modified curriculum suited to the individual needs of each student. One such model is our Occupational Diploma program that provides students an alternative path towards post-secondary education through a non-diploma, occupational certificate track. Additional self-contained models include life-skills and vocational training, which lead to a state certificate.

    The itinerant model is for students who attend all regular education classes, but need the support of a teacher to monitor their progress through daily or weekly check-ins to ensure students are keeping up with their work and to provide assistance when necessary.