About Us


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    The Crown Point Community School Corporation, Department for Exceptional Learners, ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
    The Department for Exceptional Learners ensures compliance with the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 
    Check out our website in the coming months for news and updates.

    Introduction to the Department for

    Exceptional Learners 



    CPCSC Learning Center
    130 Harrington Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219-663-4330
    Fax: 219-662-6468




     Heather Paskis
     EL Director of Operations, Secondary

     Kelly Oost
    EL Assistant Director of Operations, Early Childhood- Elementary

    Shaun Dunn

    EL Secretary

     EL Secretary
    Paula McCarter
     ECD Secretary pmccarter@cps.k12.in.us 
    Crown Point Community School Corporation believes that all students can learn, but the path to excellence is different for each child. This is particularly true of the children who come to us with special needs.
    Several programs provide the help these children need to make the most of their educational experiences and reach their full potential. Children with mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities, as well as learning disabilities, receive support from The Department for Exceptional Learners.

    Services are offered for students in pre-school through 12th grade and, in some cases, to age 22. Support for each learner is grounded in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and may range from assistance in the general education classroom, to direct instruction in special education classes.

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    EL Mission Statement:

    Every student, including those with disabilities, is held to high expectations and has equitable access to educational opportunities that enrich lives and prepare students for future success.


    EL Core Beliefs or Values:

    • All students can learn
    • Decisions are student centered
    • School climate is positive and focused
    • Partnership between parents, students, teachers
    • Students are responsible for their own learning
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