The Belmont Charter Network Schools follows the legislation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. IDEA is the federal law that assures that special needs students have access to an appropriate education.
The Belmont Charter Network Schools provides (without cost to parents) screenings, evaluations, and appropriate programs for students who require these services. The Child Find Annual Notice (link) is a federally-mandated annual notice describing this obligation.
Special education programs provide the student with education in the “least restrictive environment.” This means that the student will, when appropriate, be educated within the general education setting with the necessary supplementary aids and services.
In addition to implementing a continuum of special education academic programs based on the individual needs of each student, other services include
- Social Work Services
- Speech and language, occupational, physical, vision and hearing therapies, as well as assistive devices, provided to eligible students
- Services for students receiving support through a Section 504 Service Agreement
- Services for students receiving support through specially designed instruction via an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)