TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA) is committed to providing its students with equal access to its online education program. Federal law and Massachusetts state code both require TECCA to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. We proudly offer special education in Massachusetts, which includes providing students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies, individualized support, and virtual special education.
TECCA provides students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with a continuum of virtual special education services that include consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with Learning Coaches and general education teachers, and virtual direct instruction with a certified special education teacher. TECCA also provides students who have IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, TECCA develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications. When a student enrolls in TECCA, an amended IEP or Section 504 plan is developed to reflect services needed by the student in the virtual environment.
Finally, TECCA engages with parents and Learning Coaches through the Special Education Advisory Council. This council serves in an advisory capacity to the TECCA administration and includes the special education manager. If you would like to participate in the TECCA Special Education Advisory Council, please contact the TECCA office at 774-315-5123 Ext. 361.