Exceptional Student Services

Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain offers a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities who are currently eligible or are determined eligible to receive special education services and related services.

Providing access to an education rich in the arts to students with disabilities is central to Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain’ philosophy of education.  We seek to instill a desire in students to become life-long learners, empowered with the ability to have a positive effect on the global community.  

As such, our practice is to include our students with disabilities to the maximum extent possible in the general classroom while supporting their development of strategies and skills through specialized instruction. This practice is guided by the mission of the special education program at Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain.  

In pursuit of these virtues, our Exceptional Student Service teams develop a program for each eligible student that maximizes access to the liberal arts curriculum through small-group or one-on-one instruction, both inside and outside of the general education classroom throughout the school day. Our teams comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and include instruction in skills and strategies in areas of deficit and may incorporate related services including, but not limited to:

  • Speech and Language services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • School-based counseling
  • Consultation with a hearing teacher

If you believe your student is a child with a disability and requires specialized instruction or for more information about special education services please contact our Exceptional Student Services Director at cboyd@plccs.org.   



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