Class Time 6 hours/day, 180 days=1,080 total. 6.5 hours/day, 158 days = 1027 total.
Study Time 1-2 hours per day. 3-4 hours of homework/day.
Tests Weekly; at the end of a chapter, frequent quizzes. 2-4 per semester, at the end of unit
Attendance Take attendance. Take attendance.
Freedom Structured defines it most of the time. Limits are set by parent, teachers, or other adults. May be dropped or failed for non attendance.
Reading The reading requirements for most classes can be done with minimal outside work. College is a reading-intensive environment.
Support Services School has responsibility to find those who need services and provide the services. Student must provide documentation and request services. School determines accommodations based on documentation.
Self Advocacy Few opportunities; structure of laws make it difficult for students to take control of their services. Required – The Office of Civil rights has ruled.
Tutoring Often provided as part of support services during the school day. Free- Individualized and personal. Not required, but may be available.
Service Types Most high schools offer similar services and the way to access those services is the same. Services vary.
Medical/personal services not required.
Release of Info to Parents Permissible if student <18. Not without a signed release at ANY age unless student is a dependent.
Course Adjustments Permissible. Not required if it impacts course integrity/standard competencies (essential requirements).
Course Modifications Permissible. Not required.
Documentation (IEPs, SOPs, 504s) Acceptable. School provides. Often insufficient as documentation. Student must provide appropriate documentation.

V2.2 PPCC/OASIS 719-502-3333, Adapted from Promoting Postsecondary education for Students with Learning Disabilities, by Loring Brinckerhoff, Stan F. Shaw, & Joan M. McGuire; p.6, 1993, PRO-ED, Texas, USA