MMSD’s Intensive intervention programs (IIP) offers a continuum of small group programs designed to meet the highly personalized learning needs for special education students K-12 identified and placed. The Madison Metropolitan School District is committed to providing an excellent education for all students within the most inclusive environment. In very limited circumstances, a smaller more supportive wrap-around environment is needed to provide the conditions where students can thrive and develop as learners. MMSD’s intervention programs are intended to provide intensive services and supports such that students return to their neighborhood schools in a timely manner. A separate program space is therefore essential to meeting our students’ unique and individualized educational needs.

Placement is determined after our Intensive Support Team (IST) referral and assessment has been completed.  After IST’s referral and assessment process is completed program placement will then be determined by a student’s IEP team.  

Placement and Referral Process

IST Link for Referral


Middle School

High School and 18-21+

Other Programs and Supports

Eligibility Criteria by Program

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School Calendar

Guide to Alternatives IEP and Allocation information  (Staff Only)