The answer depends on the accommodations that are identified on the student's 504 Plan or ARD/IEP document. While the virtual environment is a great program for many students and some accommodations naturally occur with this learning method, some are not possible through a virtual school.
For special education students, an ARD/IEP committee meeting will be held within the first 30 school days of enrollment. The committee is responsible for determining the accommodations needed for the student to make educational progress, and if those accommodations can be provided in the virtual environment. If the ARD committee determines that Texas Connections Academy does not have the levels of support the student needs, the committee may recommend that the student will be withdrawn from Texas Connections Academy in favor of more appropriate schooling options.
For students that have a 504 Plan, a meeting will be scheduled to review what accommodations the student needs in the virtual environment. Texas Connections Academy staff will advise the parents on what can and cannot be accommodated from your student's current ARD/IEP or 504 Plan during a consultation prior to moving forward with enrollment. The consultation may include a recommendation pursue a more appropriate schooling option.
The Texas Connections Academy staff is available to talk with you, review your student's services, and consult with you on the services available at this school. We will make every effort to fully inform parents of the services and/or supports that are available for special service students in this 100% virtual environment. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s Special Population Department at 713-568-6864.