Undivided: Moderate/Severe Special Day Class (SDC) Definition - Parent Questions

What is a Moderate/Severe Special Day Class (SDC)?

Parent Question
Mar. 14, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

This is a more restrictive SDC class, which uses a modified curriculum. The curriculum taught in a moderate–severe SDC class is often called “Life Skills” or “Functional Skills.” If a student is placed in this setting and remains there until high school, they will probably not be on a diploma track. They would be on a Certificate of Completion track. This is important for families to be aware of, as being in this placement up until high school can put the student so far behind that they won’t be able to access a general education curriculum.

For more, see our article Placement Options and the Least Restrictive Environment.


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