In accordance with New York State Education Law, Tapestry Charter School does not have its own Committee on Special Education (CSE); however, services are approved by Buffalo Public School’s CSE. All of our classrooms are designed to meet the educational needs of classified and non-classified learners, because of our emphasis on differentiated (individualized) instruction. Reading support and Academic Intervention Services are provided to students who demonstrate a need for added educational support. As per the New York State Education guidelines, Tapestry Charter School complies with the ‘Response to Intervention’ model.
As a department, our primary goal is to provide a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment to any and all students who have been classified as a student with an educational disability by their residing school district. Tapestry Charter School will best meet the entitled educational and related service needs of the student with a disability and ensure compliance, as per State and Federal guidelines.
Student support services available beyond the regular comprehensive educational program are:
- Student Education Services for students with disabilities
- Consultant In-Class Teacher support within general education setting
- Integrated Co-Teaching Models within general education setting
- Resource Classroom
- Health Services
- Speech/Language Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
The Section 504 Program is to ensure that all students, regardless of their disabilities, develop to their full potential and become productive members of their community. The department's goal is to provide disabled students with the appropriate general education support to empower them to achieve excellence within their academic career. With parent collaboration, dedicated campus and teacher support, and efficient and responsive coordination, we believe Tapestry Charter School can successfully pave the way so that our students strive towards increasing their success in institutions of higher learning.