School Age Program

Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities operates the Good Samaritan School.

Good Samaritan School provides educational services for students with significant needs, ages six through twenty-one. Students are enrolled through the school district where they live. Good Samaritan School follows guidelines and regulations from Ohio Department of Education. The law requires that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which outlines goals, objectives and services for each student be developed. Student progress is reported quarterly with an annual review of the child’s individualized education program (IEP). Students who attend Good Samaritan School are alternately assessed. The curriculum utilized by Good Samaritan School is The Unique Learning Systems Curriculum. This curriculum adheres to the Ohio Content Standards (Extended). All teachers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and staff participate in professional development.

Good Samaritan school is in session for the mandated hours by Ohio Department of Education. Our typical day is 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.. Students who attend Good Samaritan School are involved in classroom and whole school activities throughout the year. These activities include community outings, school wide assemblies and events. Good Samaritan School participates in free and reduced hot lunch program.

Referrals for students with an identified need and wish to attend Good Samaritan School must begin with the local school district (the school district in which the student lives). Students must meet certain qualifications to receive specialized services at Good Samaritan School. The local school district will schedule either an evaluation called an Evaluation Team Report (ETR) or a meeting between the local school district , parent/guardian, specialists if indicated by the ETR, a representative from Good Samaritan School and anyone else requested by the parent.