Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Special Education

Bear Creek Community Charter School offers each student with a disability education programs and services that appropriately meet the student's needs for educational, instructional, transitional and related services. A student who requires special education will receive programs and services according to an individualized education program (IEP).

The IEP provides access to the school's general curriculum and participation in state and local assessments, including supplemental aids and services that permit the student to be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, with their nondisabled peers. Bear Creek Community Charter school provides a continuum of placement options to appropriately meet the needs of students with disabilities. All students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational programs and services in the least restrictive environment, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Bear Creek Community Charter School maintains safeguards to protect the confidentiality of students' educational records and personally identifiable information when collecting, storing, disclosing and destroying student records.

Bear Creek Community Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category provided by law in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and services.

Please visit these links to access more information regarding the policy update from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education regarding the change in age of eligibility for free and appropriate public education.

For more information about Bear Creek Community Charter School's Special Education services, contact Mrs. Bridget Deeble, Special Education Coordinator, by e-mail at bridget.deeble@bearcreekschool.com