Special Education

Recent Items

Letter from Mrs. Neely, Executive Director of Special Education
SEAC 2020-2021 Information (Flyer)

CCPS complies with Virginia regulations regarding screening of children in public schools.  Kindergarten children and those new to CCPS are screened in the following areas:  hearing, vision, speech, voice and language, and fine and gross motor skills.  Screenings will take place by the end of October for  students who participate in the blended learning model as well as the 100% remote learning model.  The screenings for students in the 100% remote learning model will be done via phone or video conference with parents.

Students in grades 3, 7, and 10 are required to be screened in vision and hearing.  These screenings are scheduled to take place in January, 2021 for all students.  However, if parents have a concern with their child's hearing or vision, they should contact their child's school for an earlier screening.

If students fail one or more screening, parents will be notified in writing.  If you have questions about the screening process, please contact the Office of Special Education at (540) 825-3677, Extension 3134.

Welcome to the Office of Special Education

Culpeper County Public Schools provides a continuum of special education programs and services to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  We adhere to the principles and requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia.


Our Mission

The Culpeper County Public Schools' Office of Special Education is committed to the personal and intellectual success of each and every student.  We recognize the uniqueness and individuality of each child and share a vision of preparing students to live productive and fulfilled lives in a diverse and competitive world.

We believe:

  • All students merit high standards for achievement.
  • Communication and collaboration among parents, student, educational professionals, and community partners are essential components to supporting student growth and recognizing areas of strength as well as areas of social/emotional and academic need.
  • Students deserve high quality instructional programs.
  • Data collection and teacher effectiveness are key to student progress.
  • Ongoing professional development is necessary for teachers to access research - validated methods that promote student progress and to stay informed of procedures that reflect adherence to the federal, state, and local mandates governing special education.

Special education and related services end upon receiving an Advanced Studies Diploma, or Standard Diploma.  If the student receives a Modified Standard Diploma, Applied Studies Diploma, Certificate of Program Completion, a GAD or a Certificate of High School Equivalency Exam, the student remains entitled to a free appropriate public education through age 21. If the student will graduate with an Advanced or Standard Diploma during the term of the IEP, prior written notice must be completed.

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