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Special Education

Special Education

Atlantis Charter School’s mission is to provide an education that is second to none. The cornerstone of that mission is our commitment to provide all children—with or without disabilities—access to a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE).

State and federal law mandates that special education services are provided where a thorough evaluation process has identified that a child has a disability. Approximately 14% of our current student population is identified as requiring special education services. We provide the supports that each student requires to meet the academic, behavioral, and social expectations at Atlantis. We offer a full complement of highly qualified and experienced special education teachers and paraprofessionals, a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, school adjustment counselors and a school psychologist. We work collaboratively with outside agencies to provide additional supports for students to meet their individual needs. In addition, many of our classrooms benefit from a co-teaching partnership that pairs a regular-education teacher with a special education teacher. Our goal is to provide services that yield academic excellence, life-long learning and problem-solving skills so that every child reaches his or her potential.

Partnership

The foundation of a successful special education program is a strong partnership between parents/guardians, students and staff. At Atlantis, we pride ourselves on forging those partnerships with each and every family through multiple levels of communication that are supported by staff, administration, our Special Education Parent’s Advisory Council and our Family Learning Center.

Our Pledge

Our most recent Tiered Focus Monitoring through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education illustrates Atlantis’s stellar achievement in upholding compliance with all regulatory requirements in Special Education. Our proudest achievement, and our pledge, is to uphold all rights and regulations while always embodying the true spirit of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act for every child who steps through our door.

For more information or families with questions about Special Education at Atlantis please contact Mrs. Jessica Lee, Director of Special Education to learn more about the services for students with disabilities.

Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards

http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb/

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Special Education: Parent Information

http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/parents.html

Special Education Program Plan

Special Education Policies and Procedural Manual

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