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Special Education

The Exceptional Children's (EC) program is an integral part of Jackson Day and is not viewed as a separate order. Instead, as an opportunity to participate in creating and maintaining a total educational environment suitable for all children. The EC program ensures that students with disabilities develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and vocationally to the fullest extent through appropriate, individualized instruction in the least restrictive environment. The goal of the EC department is to establish successful collaboration between special educators, general educators, related professionals, and families to teach and support students with disabilities successfully.

Resources for Specific Learning Disabilities


Project Child Find

Jackson Day is responsible for locating and identifying children with suspected disabilities who may be entitled to special education services. If you suspect that your child or a child in your class has a disability and is entitled to receive special education and related services,

contact Sherry Ott at 704-391-5516 to request an evaluation for services consideration.

Child Find Brochure

Transfer of Exceptional Children

Jackson Day accepts transfers of IEPs and 504 plans. Parents must indicate that a student has an active IEP or 504 plan on their enrollment forms. JDS will request the transfer of records before the first day of school to ensure EC services are in place from the time of enrollment. If a student transfers from out of state and has a current IEP, the IEP team will provide comparable services until the student is found eligible in North Carolina and a new IEP is developed. 



Faculty and staff are to maintain confidentiality and ensure the protection of the confidentiality of any personally identifiable data, information, and records collected or maintained by the school pursuant to Part B of IDEA, and consistent with NC 1505-2.2 through NC 1505-2.18.

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