Special education consists of individually designed programs and services that allow students to appropriately access public education. Special education is mandated through State and Federal regulations, and regardless of the type of disability, students are included in general education to the fullest extent appropriate. To qualify for special education services, students must demonstrate the presence of a disability and the need for specially designed instruction. For more information on the evaluation process that determines eligibility for special education please refer to the Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs for Students with Disabilities.
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It is the policy of Provident Charter School that all students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated. This responsibility is required by a Federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. 1200 et. seq. (“IDEA 2004”). Chapter 711 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code requires the publication of a notice to parents sufficient to inform parents of children applying to or already enrolled in Provident Charter School of (1) available special education services and programs, (2) how to request those services and programs, and of (3) systematic screening activities that lead to the identification, location and evaluation of children with disabilities enrolled in Provident Charter School.