Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School offers a continuum of services to ensure that all students make progress according to their developmental stage and individual learning goals.
Children with special needs, such as learning differences or physical disabilities, can thrive in the student focused Montessori setting. Teachers observe each of their students closely and adjust learning activities in the classroom to meet their needs. Each child learns at his own pace, with supports built into the classroom or small group sessions to address areas of need and provide additional support if necessary. Special needs students are embraced and accepted for their individuality just like the rest of the class.
Montessori teaching materials engage all the senses, drawing in students with distinct learning styles. The direct contact with self teaching materials allows students to explore a material until they master the learning inside. Students learn through moving about, exploring, and interacting within the classroom, providing an advantage for students who require a high level of physical activity.
When classroom observations, student work samples, standardized test data, behavioral data, and/or a parent request indicates that a student needs additional intervention and support in order to reach his or her highest potential, a Student Support Team (SST) Plan is put in place. Through the SST process, teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, and support staff work collaboratively to address student needs and develop the best plan for the individual student. The team will then reconvene with parents to share updates and progress and further program to student needs.
Carroll Creek Montessori offers a Special Education program that addresses the goals and accommodations indicated on the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students identified with a disability. Inclusion and pull-out Special Education services are offered to students in following their IEPs.