The West Lake Special Education Cooperative is a joint effort between the Lake Central School Corporation and School Town of Munster. This relationship began in 1972 when both school corporations withdrew from a larger cooperative and responded to the community by bringing most students with a disability closer to home.
West Lake, in response to Indiana Article 7 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), offers comprehensive programs for students ages three (3) through twenty-one (21). Most programs for students are located in their neighborhood school.
The mission of the West Lake Special Education Cooperative is as follows:
"The West Lake Special Education Cooperative in collaboration with Lake Central and Munster school communities is committed to providing support for students by the way of offering a full continuum of services to empower them to maximize their individual potential."