Serving Children with Special Needs
STEAM Academy serves children with a wide range of abilities.Promotion and retention of previously identified disabled students shall be subject to the factors and policy above, but shall also consider the contents of the student’s individualized educational plan (IEP).
State law requires that each school district in Ohio assess reading skills for students in kindergarten, first, second and third grades by September 30th of each year to determine whether they are reading at grade level (“On-track”) or not reading at grade level (“Not on-track”). If a student is identified as being Not on-track the School will notify the parent or guardian and the School will immediately provide intervention services to improve the students reading performance. In addition, the School and the parent or guardian will develop a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan. Unless the student meets an exception, if the student does not attain an appropriate level of reading competency by the end of Third Grade, they must be retained. For a copy of the complete Promotion and Retention Policy contact the Head of School.
Child Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all children from ages three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability. Read the entire policy.