Great Hearts schools are public charter schools that provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, who are currently eligible or are determined eligible to receive special education services and related services.
Providing access to a classical education to students with disabilities is central to Great Hearts Arlington’s philosophy of education, which seeks to enrich the lives of all of our children. We believe that the unnecessary removal or compartmentalizing of any student because of special needs would result in an impoverished experience for the entire class.
As such, our practice is to include our students with disabilities to the maximum extent possible in the general classroom while supporting their development of strategies and skills through specialized instruction. This practice is guided by the mission of the special education program at Great Hearts Arlington, which is dedicated to fostering our students’ perseverance through courage and introspection.
We strive to create an integrated community that respects and appreciates every individual’s contribution to our pursuit of truth, beauty and goodness. We will strive to help every student achieve his or her greatest potential as a learner, and our liberal arts model is designed to meet the educational needs of every student.
Related services include, but are not limited to:
- Speech and Language services
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- School based counseling
- Consultation with an auditory specialist