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Special Education Services

The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the more recent 2004 Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) have mandated that every school district in the county develop a system to identify children with disabilities, from birth through age 21, who live within the district.

Georgia Cyber Academy will make a concerted effort to identify, locate and evaluate children who have a suspected or confirmed disability, in accordance with all federal regulations and state standards as required by Child Find. In addition, it shall be the policy of Georgia Cyber Academy that the child with a disability and his or her parents/ guardians shall be provided with procedural safeguards, as required by law, throughout the identification, evaluation and placement process and with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

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Child Find

In accordance with IDEA regulations, Georgia Cyber Academy seeks to ensure that all disabled students (ages 3-21) who are in need of special education within its jurisdiction are identified, located, and evaluated. Final identification of students with disabilities and programming for such students occurs only after an appropriate evaluation and a determination by the evaluation team. Once it is determined whether a student is in need of special education services, they may receive these services through the end of the school year in which they turn 22 years of age.

For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, for answers to any questions you may have regarding eligibility and placement into the special education program, if you know a child with a disability that is not being served, or if you have an individualized education program (IEP)/eligibility from a previous school, please complete this survey:

Special Education Information REquest FormCompleting this survey does not place your student in special education. If your student has a current IEP or 504 Plan at GCA, or if you do not have any concerns related to special education, you do not need to complete the above survey.

Veronica Crenshaw

Veronica Crenshaw

Special Education and IDEA Compliance Director
LaRenda Gilmer

LaRenda Gilmer

Special Education State Reporting and Information Specialist

LIFE: Learning Information with Functional Education

LIFE is an acronym for Learning Information with Functional Education. Our goal is to make sure your child is a contributing member of society one day, equipped to handle the real world. We do that by teaching life skills and by helping students celebrate their successes and grow their abilities. Your amazing hard work and dedication as a parent enables us to do our job. Thanks for all you do! We look forward to working with you and celebrating everything your child is, and everything he or she will become.

Paige Hulsey

Paige Hulsey

GAA Coordinator
Anna Spear

Anna Spear

Academic Lead