Special Education Students

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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Special Education Parent Survey

The IDEA Parent Survey will be open from January 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020

This Survey helps the state to determine parents’ perception of the success of parent engagement between the local school and themselves.  The information is gathered as a component of the State Performance Plan, Indicator 8: Percent of parents with a student receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving results for children with disabilities.  The data collected is reported in the Annual Performance Report and on the system profile about each system.  Each state is required to conduct a parent survey collection process to measure parent/family needs and perceptions. 

Georgia’s parent survey is available to all families of students with disabilities. 

IDEA Parent SurveyParent Survey Flyer

Child Find

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate children with disabilities regardless of the severity of their disabilities, who may be in need of special education services.

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) has procedures in place to assist families and community entities in providing a continuous process of screening and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities who may be in need. If you suspect that your child has a disability and may require special education services, please contact Dr. Lynea Laws at


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.

LIFE Administrator: Madeline Jones,

Georgia Alternative Assessment Coordinator: Paige Hulsey,

Academic Lead: Anna Spears,


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