Special Education

At Midtown we take seriously our charge to deliver a world class education to all students, including those with diverse learning styles.

Our special education department is the best in the state, and we are here to partner with you through any questions you may have.


Special education is tailored to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

The services and supports one child receives may be very different from what another child receives. It's all about individualization.


If your child qualified for special education, he or she will receive individualized teaching and other key resources at no cost to you.

The specialists who work with your child will focus on his or her strengths as well as his or her challenges.

And you'll be an important member of the team that decides what he or she needs to make progress in school.


Who qualifies for special education?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that defines and regulates special education.

Midtown has a process in place to determine which students are eligible for special education.

This process involves a comprehensive evaluation that looks at the way your child thinks.

If you wish to explore this option, please contact Special Education Director Candice Vance: candicevance@midtownpublic.org


Resources

Top 10 list for parents prepping for an IEP meeting

Resources from the Mississippi Department of Education about state tests for students with disabilities


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