Special Education

Southwest Allen County Schools Special Education Department

Southwest Allen County School Corporation (SACS) operates Student building imagea comprehensive special education program designed for exceptional individuals, ages 3-22, that fosters inclusive educational climates where individuality and diversity are respected, honored and celebrated. 

we believe

The Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS) Special Education Department believes in providing a flexible system of leadership and support that mobilizes resources and services to assist students in achieving the same educational goals aligned with the district’s mission and vision for all students.

our programs

Operating in accordance with Indiana Article 7, SACS provides educational services for students with special education eligibility ages three (3) through graduation or turn age twenty-two (22). Programs supported are Early Childhood, Learning Centers (K-12), Skills Labs (K – 12) and Special Needs (K-12).  Most students in special education participate in a combination of general education and special education.

our goals

SACS is committed to the philosophy of the least restrictive environment (LRE). Whenever possible, students will attend school in their neighborhood with a continuum of supports and services enabling students to achieve their highest potential.  

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For more information about SACS' programs or services click below.
SPECIAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW - click to open  


To learn more about the Department of Special Education at SACS, please contact Michelle Gossett at MGossett@sacs.k12.in.us or call 260-431-2040.