Exceptional Student Services

The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Department at ASA is committed to complying with IDEA and ensuring that eligible children and youth receive a free appropriate public education. We are so excited to work with your child to ensure Individualized Education Program (IEP) progress through specifically designed instruction, accommodations, modifications as well as access to the general education curriculum. We work to intentionally develop students’ self-efficacy (or belief that they can make progress in areas that they find challenging). We will also work in close collaboration with content area teachers and carry out transition services that support measurable postsecondary goals.

ESS serves students through advocacy, standards, Individual Education Plans, Individualized Instruction based on specific identified needs, Remediation Programs (Courses), Inclusion Setting, Resource Setting, and Professional Development for staff.

The department addresses identified areas of academic and/or behavior deficits through the use of evidence-based practice and curriculum that focuses on closing the learning gaps and preparing our students for a Global Society.