At Freire Charter School, all students have equitable access to the school’s curriculum. As a college preparatory school, we expect every individual to achieve at the highest possible level. No matter each individual student’s level of learning or needs when they arrive at Freire, we are committed to providing the supports each student needs in order to succeed. We serve any and all students who receive a seat through our lottery and choose to enroll, including students who have special needs and IEPs (Individualized Education Plans). Children may be eligible for special education programs and services up to the age of 21.
Students come to Freire with many issues that have affected and continue to affect their learning. These students require specific accommodations such as teacher adjustments to instruction, curricular adjustments like adapted reading levels or audio versions of texts, pull-out small group instruction from special education teachers, and push-in instruction from special education teachers, depending on their IEPs. We use a successful Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) system that is tiered to assist struggling students. This three-tiered system employs different pieces of the curriculum to provide targeted interventions to students in the least restrictive environment that best suits individual learning needs.
For a copy of the Freire’s current Child Find Policy, please see the student handbook, located here: FCMS Student & Family Handbook
For more information, or if you are a parent or guardian who believes that your child may be eligible for special education, please contact Director of Student Services Erin Thomas at Erin.Thomas@freirecharterschool.org.