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Special Education

A disability is not an inability.

Success Academy has a strong commitment to serving children with disabilities. At the heart of our approach to special education is the belief that a disability is not an inability; we hold all scholars to the same high bar and ensure that those with special needs receive the additional support necessary to reach it.

Special Education Opportunities

Related Services:

  • All of our schools have school psychologists who conduct educational evaluations and provide counseling to scholars who need it.
  • We also work with the New York City Department of Education to ensure speech, occupational, and physical therapists are available for our scholars with Related Service Needs.

Special Education Programming
(varies by grade and across schools):

  • Typically our schools provide a combination of Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) and/or Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT).
  • Where space is available, we aim to provide special education classrooms with reduced student/teacher ratios (12:1:1).

We devote considerable resources to serving scholars with special needs, and our schools have an exceptional track record of helping children achieve at a high-level.

Empowering Scholars

Members of our community share their scholars’ success stories.

A favorite moment was when one of my scholars passed her first Math IA. She was a second grader who could not count past 20 without making a mistake when she started at Success Academy. We both cried when we found out how far she had come along!

Special-ed success: Making hope real for my son

“Last month, Jack officially graduated from all special-education services. He’s now a full-fledged general education student.” Doug McCurry shares his son’s success story.

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