The Special Education department ensures that the unique needs of our students with disabilities are met through additional services, supports, programs, specialized placements, or environments. Special education services are provided to eligible students at no cost to families. The core purpose of special education is to provide specially designed instruction and intervention, as well as to give students with disabilities access to the same educational programs and/or activities that are available to their nondisabled peers.
As mandated by the students’ Individualized Educational Programs (IEP’s), the educational services division supports the provision of related services such as Speech and Counseling. These services are individualized and can be delivered in a small group and/or one-to-one settings, all geared to support student achievement.
The special education department strives to prepare youth to find success in their adult lives. Transition guides are provided to help the student access information, resources, and support as they move toward independence, employment, and furthering their education. Links provided below are for the Texas Transition and Employment Guide (English and Spanish), a valuable resource for all aspects of independent living.
Texas Transition and Employment Guide
Guía de Transicion y Empleo de Texas
Academy For Academic Excellence Charter School Board Order
Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC-001) 2015-2016
Day Reporting Center (002) Campus Improvement Plan 2015-2016
Medlock/Youth Village (003) Campus Improvement Plan 2015-2016
Substance Abuse Unit (004) Campus Improvement Plan 2015-2016
Letot Campus Improvement Plan (005) 2015-2016