Our Student Services Department is committed to supporting “every student, every step of the way.” We believe ALL students possess unique strengths, and we are wholeheartedly committed to building upon each child’s gifts in a caring and supportive manner. We value the close collaboration of both parents and staff members to design individualized educational programs that maximize student success. Above all, we are committed to the implementation of evidence-based strategies that research has shown works best for students with exceptional needs.
Our Special Education Program, part of the Student Services Department, is an integral part of our K-12 academic program. Approximately 17% of Upper Arlington Schools students have been identified with a disability. We are committed to providing each and every student with special needs the specially designed services and instruction to prepare them for their futures. The district provides students with disabilities a free and appropriate education and follows state and federal guidelines for students with disabilities.
A special education coordinator is assigned to each school and is available to respond to any questions or concerns regarding a child’s educational placement.