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Madison Metropolitan School District

Peer Support


Peer Support is a service-learning class for students who are interested in learning about and building relationships with classmates who have disabilities. Students work together to promote socialization, independence and strong peer relationships. As part of this class, Peer Support students are paired with intellectually disabled students in a mutual class such as social studies, science, physical education, or another elective. In their mutual class, students will facilitate inclusion, but are not responsible for peer behavior or academic achievement. Benefits of participating in this class include developing new advocacy and support skills, deepening your commitment to inclusion, and increasing your understanding and expectations related to people with disabilities. Students will explore the following questions: What is inclusion? What can I do to help my partner feel included in the classroom? How has the treatment of individuals with disabilities changed over time? Students must take at least one class that is accessible to students with an intellectual disability and have an attendance rate of at least 90%.

  • Recommended Grades: 9-12
  • Course Number: GEN1095
  • Credits: 1/2 Credit Per Year