Exceptional Charter School in Special Education **

2017 Selection Process and Time Line

  • June 20, 2017 Complete Application Deadline
  • June 25, 2017 NASET Awards Committee Completes Application Review and Selects Recipients
  • By June 30, 2017 NASET Award Recipients are Notified

 


2017-2018 School Year Application Period is Now Closed

Applications for 2018-2019 School Year Will Start in January 2018

This year, the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) will bestow upon qualified charter schools that include special education programs in their schools the distinction of being selected as a NASET Exceptional Charter School in Special Education for the 2017-2018 school year.  Selection as a NASET Exceptional Charter School in Special Education is the highest honor a charter school can achieve through our professional association.  The recognition is bestowed on charter schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

NASET will annually complete a screening process of various charter schools in the United States.  Upon preliminary review, certain select charter schools will be notified that they appear to meet the criteria as a NASET Exceptional Charter School in Special Education.  Upon notification, the schools will need to complete an application form for verification of the information obtained by NASET.


The following are the 11 eligibility criteria a charter school with a special education program must meet to be distinguished as a NASET Exceptional Charter School in Special Education:

I.  State Approved Charter School: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education must be approved and/or licensed by the State Department of Education.

II.  Licensure of Professionals: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education employ special education professionals who are certified or licensed in their respective professions.

III.  Student Population: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education educate students with disabilities and or disorders.  This includes, but is not limited to, individuals diagnosed with:

Autism Deaf-Blindness
Developmental Delays Emotional Disturbance
Health Impairments Hearing Impairments (Including Deafness)
Learning Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities
Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairments
Speech and Language Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments  

V.  Age of Students: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education serve a student age population, with all students being between 3 to 21 years of age

VI. Least Restrictive Environment: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education provide appropriate educational placements for their students receiving special education services.

VII.  Related Services: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education ensure that their students receive the required related services as set forth in their respective IEPs including, but not limited to:

Audiology Cochlear Implant Services
Counseling Deaf Community Interaction
Evening Tutorial Program Local Mainstreaming opportunities
Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy
Psychological Services Speech, Sign Language Services
Transportation Vocational Evaluation

VIII.  Curriculum: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education ensure that students receive a well rounded curriculum to meet the specific needs of each individual student with a disability.

IX.  Length of Operations: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education have been in existence for at least 3 or more years

X.  Number of Months Open: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education are open a minimum of 10 months out of the calendar year.

XI.  Multiculturalism: All NASET Exceptional Charter Schools in Special Education seek to provide a multicultural environment.


The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to supporting and assisting teachers and future teachers of special education. It was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas. NASET seeks to meet a critical need for special education teachers. It develops and promotes professional excellence through the support of teachers who provide services to children with special needs.


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The section of the NASET website on EXCEPTIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION is designed to provide users with information about specific charter schools that have met certain standards as determined by NASET. The information included is provided free of charge as a user convenience and is to be used for informational purposes only. Some information may represent opinion or judgment or contain inadvertent technical oversights, factual inaccuracies, or typographical errors. The information regarding all EXCEPTIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION were reported by the respective schools, State Departments of Education, and a review of the documentation submitted by the schools.  As such, NASET does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the NASET website. NASET will not be responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided on the NASET website.

This information is provided "as is" with no guarantees of completeness, non-infringement, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any kind, express or implied. You therefore assume sole responsibility for all risks associated with the use of this information and further accept that NASET is in no way responsible for any consequences whatsoever to anyone arising from your use or interpretation of any information contained within or linked from or to the web site. Before making decisions based on any of the EXCEPTIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, NASET strongly recommends that you visit the schools and ask the directors of the specific programs specific questions pertaining to your child's needs.

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