Exceptional Children

Every student is a treasure and a gift

Children who are distinctive often bring us new perceptions as well as much joy and insight; however, they may have special needs that require adjustments to the more traditional classroom environment. Learning to navigate Exceptional Children’s (EC) services can be time consuming and stressful. The law requires all public schools, including charter schools, to follow precise and complex guidelines. Often, advocating for your child can seem overwhelming. We’re here to help. We pledge to be open to your suggestions and input, and we look forward to the adventure as we work together to open up educational opportunities for your wonderful student.

Services for students with disabilities that fall under Section 504

Services may be available for students who have disabilities that are not be met with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). We will provide aids and services designed to meet your student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met. Please feel free to discuss any concerns or physical issues that may need to be addressed, and we will work together to meet those needs.

Section 504 Services


Advocating for EC Students

Although navigating Exceptional Children’s services can be challenging, parents have many resources. We’ve listed some of them here. Please let us know if you have additional resources that may be helpful to families.

EC in North Carolina

US Department of ED Services

Parents Helping Parents

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

Deeper Learning for Students with Disabilities

Guide to Section 504
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans: What’s the difference?