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Acronym Description Explanation
     
A    
AAPID African American Parent Involvement Day  
ABE Adult Basic Education Adult Education - located at Community Corner
ACT American College Test One of the College placement tests
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability
ADD Attention-Deficit Disorder  
ADHD Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  
ADSIS Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services  
AP Advanced Placement  
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders  
ASL American Sign Language  
AT Assistive Technology  
ATS Alternative to Suspension  
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination  
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress  
     
B    
BCCS Brooklyn Center Community Schools  
BCS Brooklyn Center Secondary  
BIP Behavior Intervention Plan  
     
C    
CE Community Education Statewide programming supporting Com. Ed.
CIS College in the Schools  
CS Community Schools  
     
D    
D/HH Deaf/Hard of Hearing  
DAPE Developmental Adapted Physical Education  
DCD Developmental Cognitive Disability  
DD Develpmental Delay  
DHH Deaf & Hard of Hearing  
DI Differentiated Instruction  
DP Diploma Programme  
     
E    
E/BD Emotional or Behavioral Disorder  
EA Educational Assistant  
EBE Earle Brown Elementary  
ECFE Early Childhood Family Education  
ECSE Early Childhood Special Education  
EiE Engineering is Elementary  
ELA English Language Arts  
EL English Learner  
     
F    
FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education  
FBA Functional Behavior Assessment  
FCS Family & Consumer Sciences  
     
G    
GED General Educational Development  
GT Gifted and Talented  
     
H    
HLQ Home Language Questionnaire  
     
I    
IB International Baccalaureate  
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Federal law governing Special Education
IEP Individualized Education Program  
ISD Independent School District Designation for public schools in Minnesota
     
L    
LD Learning Disability  
LEAP Live to Learn, Explore, Accelerate, Perform  
LEP Limited English Proficiency  
LGBTQIA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Intersex, Ally  
     
M    
MRC Minnesota Reading Corp  
MYP Middle Years Program (IB)  
     
N    
NCLB No Child Left Behind Federal law requiring school accountability
NWSISD Northwest Suburban Integration School District  
     
O    
OHD Other Health Disabilities  
OJT On-the-Job-Training  
OLPA Optional Local Purpose Assessment  
ORF Oral Reading Fluency  
OT Occupational Therapy  
     
P    
PAC Parent Advisory Council  
PACER Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights  
PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports  
PBL Project Based Learning  
PE Physical Education  
PHI Physcial or Health Impairment  
POI Program of Inquiry (IB PYP)  
POP Parents of Power  
PT Physical Therapy  
PTO Parent Teacher Organization  
PYP Primary Years Program (IB)  
     
R    
RTI Response to Intervention  
     
S    
SPED Special Education  
SPL Speech Language Impairments  
SR School Readiness  
STEP Strategic Teaching & Evaluation of Progress  
     
T    
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury  
TIES Technology and Information Educational Services  
TOP Teen Outreach Program  
TOSA Teacher on Special Assignment  
     
W    
WBL Work Based Learning  
WL World Languages  
     
Y    
YF Youth Frontiers