• Special Education Programs & Resources

    Lakes Country Academy (LCA)
    Lakes Country Academy (LCA), a Setting IV program, was created to serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Emotional Behavior Disorders. LCA exists to serve students with educational and behavioral challenges by providing transformational support and skills (through evidence-based practices) in a highly individualized environment. LCA's vision is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential as individuals in order to contribute to all aspects of their community.
    LCA was established in 2017 and currently serves over 25 member districts in Region IV with LCA locations in both Alexandria and Fergus Falls Minnesota. 
    Low Incidence (LI) Programs
    The Region IV Low Incidence Project facilitates the use of diverse and scarce resources to meet the needs of students with challenging needs. The special programs group provides numerous professional development activities on a variety of topics. The program provides service to nine special education cooperatives/districts. The Region IV Low Incidence projects are funded by two federal grants: Low Incidence and Regional Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (R-CSPD).

    Support offered for the following low incidence and special education areas:

    For more information:

    Jill Skarvold - Special Education Specialist & Regional Low Incidence Facilitator (RLIF) - jskarvold@lcsc.org 

    Josh Nelson - Director of Educational Programs - jnelson@lcsc.org

    Jolene King - Program Assistant - jking@lcsc.org