Special Education at Academy District 20
The special education staff members of Academy District 20 are committed to empowering each student with a disability to reach his/her unique potential for a life of quality, dignity, and purpose. We strive to provide services to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment along with non-disabled students to the greatest extent feasible and in accordance with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
The district offers a continuum of service options and alternative placements designed to meet the individual needs of students. District 20’s service delivery for children on IEPs (Individual Education Plan) is based on individual needs, not driven solely by disability category.
Each school is staffed with at least one special education teacher and a speech/language pathologist. Itinerant staff members (school social worker, school psychologist, school nurse, occupational and physical therapists, and others) are also available to complete assessments, participate in the IEP process, and provide specialized support services as necessary.
All special education professional staff members meet highly qualified standards as appropriately licensed teachers or special service providers through the Colorado Department of Education. Paraprofessionals are often available to assist in implementation of students’ IEPs. For questions regarding Special Education, please call our office at 234-1332 or email