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About Us

 Special Education Inclusion Statement

In Academy District 20, we believe that Inclusion is a child-centered, collaborative process that focuses on the unique needs of each student as an equally valued member of the school community.   Inclusion gives each student authentic access to the standards driven curriculum and social community through meaningful instruction and interaction supported by the intentional allocation of time and resources.  This includes the practice of educating all students together to the maximum extent appropriate with the long range goal of independence, and participation in and contribution to the community.

 Values Statements

All students can achieve and maintain high standards of individual performance.
· Reasonable educational opportunities are provided for all students with disabilities.
· All building programs will be adequately staffed with qualified, trained personnel in order to meet the varied needs of students.
· All learners have the right to learn in a safe, civil and accessible environment.
· Programs and environments will encourage the development of self-advocacy skills for students with disabilities.
· Families have the rights and responsibilities to be equal participants in the parent-professional partnership and are fully welcomed in this process.
· Academy School District 20 is committed to providing ongoing staff development opportunities to ensure best practices in the educational environment.