Special Education

Special Education Support

Our special education program includes supports and services for students who have educational disabilities. Qualified staff delivers specially designed-instruction to meet the individual needs of students through an Individual Education Program (IEP). Students with disabilities will be provided with the strategies, tools, instruction, and services that will allow them to maximize their learning.

Special Education Services

PA Virtual Charter School is required to provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We offer a continuum of special education services and are committed to working with parents to provide students with educational experiences that will encourage them to be successful learners.

Eligibility for Special Education

To qualify for special education, students must meet one of the 13 disability categories as defined by IDEA and demonstrate a need for special education services (i.e., the child requires specially designed instruction to receive educational benefits).

IDEA defines “children with disabilities” as having any of the following types of disabilities:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment, including Blindness

If a student is found eligible for special education support and services, our team will develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) to meet the student’s unique needs.

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