K12 has a Special Education program that provides students with the opportunity to succeed academically. Each student is unique and may have different needs, so we offer a variety of ways to support the student’s education. Our consultants will work closely with you and your child to determine the right course of action for your child’s education.
The curriculum and classroom instruction for students with special needs, or who are in need of special education, are designed to meet their individual needs. Each school has a Special Education Department or team that works collaboratively with each student’s teachers and parents to develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to ensure the student is receiving the best possible educational experience.
In addition to the Special Education Department, K12 schools also have support staff available to provide additional assistance in different ways. For example, the Student Support Team functions as a resource for students whose learning needs could be addressed by extra academic support outside of the classroom. This team may assess a student’s unique challenges, suggest options that can help meet those challenges, and connect families with resources both inside and outside of school.
The IEP is created by a team that includes the parents, general education teachers, special education teacher, school psychologist and other qualified professionals (as appropriate). These individuals can tailor the education program to meet each child’s unique needs.
The K12 curriculum is designed for students of all abilities and learning styles. As with any accredited school, special education services are available to students who require them.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees that students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate education. This means that if you have special needs—whether that means you need special accommodations or an individualized education plan—you’re entitled to them from your school.