Special Education Department FAQ’s
The Special Education Department (SpEd) at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts works as a cohesive team to provide Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and a foundation that enables students to critically and actively think, communicate, and create. CHAMPS also encourages lifelong learning, promote the acceptance of unique differences, and provide knowledge and support to staff, families, and our community.
How does CHAMPS provide support to students with IEPs?
CHAMPS is a general education and diploma track school that provides services to students with special needs. Using a collaborative "push-in" model, Resource Service Program (RSP) teachers credentialed in Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities provide services in the general education classroom.
Does CHAMPS have Special Day Classes (SDC)?
CHAMPS does not have Special Day Classes. CHAMPS believes in the inclusion model where RSPs push-in to the classroom.
What kind of resources are available?
CHAMPS provides a variety of support. These resources include occupational and speech therapy, academic and college counseling, and educational therapy dependent on each students' needs.
What population of students with special need students does CHAMPS serve?
CHAMPS has a very diverse student demographic. We serve students with eligibilities including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Delays, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Orthopedic Impairments.