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:  Itinerate, Resource, and Self-Contained. The student’s IEP team will determine the appropriate model and services at their annual review.

    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. 

    The Resource model provides students with a 90-minute class called Literacy/Numeracy that supports students with a disability who can be successful in regular education classes, but need additional support.  Students taking Literacy/Numeracy attend three regular education classes and one special education class (Literacy/Numeracy).  These students are pursuing a regular South Carolina State High School Diploma and the Literacy/Numeracy class counts as an elective towards graduation. 

    The Self-contained model provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities who would not be successful 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 South Carolina State High School Credential Program that provides students an alternative path towards post-secondary education through a non-diploma, credential track. Additional self-contained models include life-skills and vocational training, which lead to a South Carolina Certificate of Attendance