The mission of the Special Education Department is to allow individuals of all abilities to actively participate in courses that are in the least restrictive environment. These courses, whether in the collaborative, or academic support program, will follow the regular education curriculum. Each student, depending on his or her disability, will have the curriculum modified and will have accommodations made to meet individual needs. It is these accommodations and modifications that make it possible for each student to be a life long learner. Portsmouth High School is committed to ensuring all students, including those with Individual Education Plans, have access to a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with Common Core State Standards and will prepare students for post-secondary education and employment.