TEC Connections Academy (TECCA) Commonwealth Virtual School is committed to providing equal access to its online education program to students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state law. TECCA is committed to providing its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the school’s education program. TECCA proudly offers special education services, providing students access to resources tailored to their individual abilities and needs, including, but not limited to, assistive technologies, direct instruction, and related services.
TECCA offers virtual special education services to certain students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Section 504 Plans (504 Plans). These services include consultation, curriculum accommodations and modifications, collaboration with Learning Coaches and general education teachers, direct instruction from certified special education teachers, and substantially separate special education classes. TECCA also provides students with IEPs a wide range of related services, as appropriate. When an eligible student enrolls in TECCA, the IEP Team or Section 504 Team convenes to develop suitable interventions for the virtual environment.
TECCA engages with parents and Learning Coaches through the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). The Council serves in an advisory capacity to the TECCA administration and includes the special education manager. The SEPAC bylaws are available at TECCA SEPAC bylaws. If you would like to participate in the TECCA Special Education Parent Advisory Council, please contact the TECCA office at 774-315-5123 Ext. 361.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Special Education (DESE) provides a range of resources related to students with disabilities. These may be found at this link. Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards may be found here.