Acclaimed Special Education for 3rd Year

UA Named Exceptional Charter School for Special Education for 3rd Straight Year!
Posted on 06/29/2019
The National Association of Special Education Teachers has once again named University Academy as one of 20 acclaimed schools in the nation for special education.  

https://www.naset.org/index.php?id=5184  

Congrats to Mrs. Bellmann, Mrs. Brizendine, Mrs. Kling, Mrs. Grable, and Ms. Ramos!

The criteria to be recognized is:

The following are the 11 eligibility criteria a charter school with a special education program must meet to be distinguished as a NASET Exceptional Charter School in Special Education:

I.  State Approved Charter School: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education must be approved and/or licensed by the State Department of Education.

II.  Licensure of Professionals: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education employ special education professionals who are certified or licensed in their respective professions.

III.  Student Population: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education educate students with disabilities and or disorders.  This includes, but is not limited to, individuals diagnosed with:

Autism Deaf-Blindness
Developmental Delays Emotional Disturbance
Health Impairments Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
Learning Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairments
Speech and Language Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments
V.  Age of Students: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education serve a student age population, with all students being between 3 to 21 years of age

VI. Least Restrictive Environment: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education provide appropriate educational placements for their students receiving special education services.

VII.  Related Services: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education ensure that their students receive the required related services as set forth in their respective IEPs including, but not limited to:

Audiology Cochlear Implant Services
Counseling Deaf Community Interaction
Evening Tutorial Program Local Mainstreaming opportunities
Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy
Psychological Services Speech, Sign Language Services
Transportation Vocational Evaluation
VIII.  Curriculum: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education ensure that students receive a well rounded curriculum to meet the specific needs of each individual student with a disability.

IX.  Length of Operations: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education have been in existence for at least 3 or more years

X.  Number of Months Open: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education are open a minimum of 10 months out of the calendar year.

XI.  Multiculturalism: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education seek to provide a multicultural environment.
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