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Special Education

What is Special Education?

School districts provide a free and appropriate public education and thereby meet substantive and procedural obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when it is appropriate:

  • Classifies the student's educational handicap
  • Develops an individual education plan (IEP) that provides the student educational benefit
  • Places the student in appropriate school and classroom facilities
  • Affords the student suitable mainstreaming opportunities
  • Follows procedures that allow parents to participate in the IEP process


Early Childhood Special Education

The early years of life are a period of rapid growth and development and each child develops at a different rate. If you have concerns about your child's development at any time, there is help.

The Alphabet Soup of Special Education

What do all those letters mean?

Related Services

Developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.

Parent Involvement

A Parent Advisory meeting is held annually hosted by Centennial Special Education. The meeting gives parents of students with special needs an overview of programming and the opportunity to comment.