Crossroads Academy of Kansas City - Central Street
CACS Special Education Department
Special Education Q&A
- Who qualifies for special education? When a child has been diagnosed with or classified as having a disability and has qualified for Special Education Services (speech and language therapy included), an IEP is created.
- What is an IEP? IEPs are Individualized Education Plans for children with disabilities. They are individualized meaning they are specially tailored to fit your child’s unique education needs.
- Why is an IEP important? IEPs are legally binding documents that explain how your child’s education will differ from the education of non-disabled children.
- What goes into an IEP? An IEP has many components - it will outline the student's present levels of performance, services provided, annual individualized goals, and accommodations/modifications for the classroom.
- Who is apart of the IEP team? The IEP is made up of the student, their parent/guardian, general and special education teachers, service providers and administrators. Each member of the IEP team is a vital component to ensure a student with a disability can be successful.
- What does special education look like at Crossroads Academy-Central Street? Mrs. Burton (PACE-5th), Ms. Smith (5th-9th) and Mrs. Vandeventer (PACE-8th) work with diverse learners in the school through inclusion services in the general education classroom as well as pull out services in the special education classroom.