Special Announcement: Our office will be closed on Friday, April 18, so our employees can spend the holiday with their family and friends.
Innovative Special Education Services (ISES) provides a variety of services that address charter schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities. ISES is the largest Special Education Directorship provider in Minnesota, serving more than 80 charter and non-traditional schools in the state.
Our mission is to provide exceptional special education leadership, ensuring appropriate programming and educational success for students with disabilities.
What's taking place at ISES and the schools we support
Venture Academy wins website redesign
Venture Academy charter school joins 17 Minnesota non-profits chosen to participate in the 2014 Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge. ISES congratulates the students, parents and staff at Venture Academy. More than $4 million in professional services have been donated to 114 nonprofits since the first Overnight Website Challenge in 2008. Continue reading...
Hiawatha Academies’ expansion plans move forward
The Academies' Board of Directors votes to open Hiawatha's high school in time for 2015-2016 school year. According to Eli Kramer, Hiawatha Academies executive director, “We are excited for what this decision means for our scholars and their families. The new timeline will allow our current seventh graders to continue their education in the Hiawatha network.” Learn more...
Teacher re-licensure courses available online
Professional Education Pal offers online courses that address all 5 mandated State of Minnesota requirements for teachers. Courses are provided at an affordable $30 per course. Discounts apply for anyone taking more than one course. More info...
Upcoming training opportunities (ISES training sessions and customized in-school training are offered at no charge to ISES school employees)