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
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withdrawn from Texas Connections Academy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.