Special needs students are those students who require special educational accommodations and curricular modifications, as defined in an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan, and/or support services such as individualized or small group instruction provided in a resource room and/or inclusion support in the regular classroom in order to function at an age or grade appropriate level.
Morrison Academy does not knowingly admit non-missionary students who have special needs. Any student with profound special needs is ineligible for admission.
Morrison Academy requires full disclosure of past evaluations and medical reports for students who have been tested for and/or diagnosed with learning differences or disabilities.
If, during the admissions process the tester or principal suspect that a student may have special needs, parents may be asked to have the student screened by a qualified educational psychologist at their own expense.
The principal, when possible, will consult with appropriate staff members regarding grade placement of special needs students. The principal will make the final decision regarding grade placement after appropriate testing and consultation. The major factors in determining grade placement are age, maturation, academic ability, and past school performance. In most cases, special needs students will be placed no lower than one grade below his/her expected grade level, as determined by chronological age.
An evaluation of continuing enrollment will be made annually for those students who are receiving direct services to determine if the school can continue to meet their educational needs.