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Special Education

Families with students with special needs experience a unique set of rewards and challenges.  As students enter our school, please know that we are ready to assist in this transition process.
To prepare students to be college and career ready, the HLA partners with Gateway Community Charters and the El Dorado County Charter SELPA. Through this collaboration, we support families through the assessment, eligibility and provision of specially designed academic instruction to assist students to achieve their maximum potential. HLA in partnership with Gateway Community Charters offers a full continuum of services for eligible students with special needs.  Eligible students receive specialized academic instruction and related services to meet their unique needs as recommended in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Special Education Services are provided only after all resources of the general education program have been considered and utilized.
It is the vision of the Higher Learning Academy to support and sustain the educational structures and practices to be inclusive of all students with or without disabilities, to empower them to become responsible and productive citizens in today’s global society.
Each student will:
  • Be welcomed
  • Be valued
  • Be given access to rigorous teaching and learning
  • Be appropriately supported to access general education curriculum