The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) mandates a “free, appropriate education for all children with disabilities.” The Learning Center meets the needs of qualified students using a diagnostic-prescriptive approach. Individual needs for reading, writing, math and study skills are assessed to create goals and develop individual strategies. Performance is monitored so that lessons can be specifically designed to meet ongoing needs.
If a specific disability is suspected, a parent, teacher, or counselor can initiate referrals. The Special Education Team, including the parent, school psychologist, a general educational teacher and a special education teacher, determines student eligibility according to IDEA guidelines.
Parental consent for placement in Special Education is required. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is written and agreed to by the IEP team which includes parents/guardians.
Students with disabilities participate in Learning Center courses according to need and determined by their IEP team. Maximum general education participation is the goal for students in the program.