CHCCS Exceptional Children

  • The mission of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes to achieve their learning potential. In that spirit, our programs are designed to support students with disabilities as they acquire academic, social, and functional skills. We support the policy of moderate inclusion, so that even students with the most severe disabilities spend time with typically developing peers. We serve students from 3 through 21 years of age.


    Indicator 8 Parent Survey Flyer - English - 2024

    Indicator 8 Letter to Families - English - 2024


    Indicator 8 Parent Survey Flyer - Spanish 2024

    Indicator 8 Letter to Families - Spanish - 2024


    NCDPI Exceptional Children Services Summer Institute - Most sessions will be virtual.

    Summer Institute Registration The Office of Exceptional Children is hosting a variety of professional development opportunities during the 2024 Summer Institutes event. We invite you to share the Summer Institute Guide with all educators and related service providers. The Guide provides general information about Summer Institutes, the listing and schedule of the available opportunities as well as the registration link. Registration is now open and will close on Tuesday, June 25.

    Resources to Share with Your Families:

    Summer & Home Learning Activity Plans and Literacy Tips:

    The Office of Early Learning is excited to share a website of activities that can be used for at-home learning this summer. The Infant - Preschool activities align to NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development and the K-2nd Grade activities align to NC Standards. We also have a one-page document that includes quick links to the website above, Literacy at Home, and tips for a successful summer full of literacy! Summer & Home Learning Activity Plans 

    Summer Home Learning - PK -2nd

    Summer Literacy Tips - PK-2nd

    Thank you!

    The Exceptional Children’s District  Leadership would like to extend a special thank you to all administrative teams, EC and regular education teachers, psychologists and related service providers for all of your dedication and hard work this school year. We know that the transition at times has been challenging. We have been working all year to solidify our foundation for improved outcomes for students.  As we wind down, we will continue to remember that it’s all about our students.  We look forward to sharing the plans we have been working with you.


    EC Tuition Reimbursement Program The Office of Exceptional Children is pleased to announce the application window for the Summer 2024 Exceptional Children Tuition Reimbursement Program is now open. These awards are made on a "first come, first serve" basis until the federal grant funds are exhausted. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval for reimbursement. Applicants eligible for this tuition assistance funding are: 
    ● K-12 teachers with a current and verifiable Residency or Provisional Exceptional Children license and are enrolled in an accredited pathway to obtain a cleared Exceptional Children teaching license.
    ● Teacher’s Assistants who are enrolled in an accredited pathway to obtain an Exceptional Children teaching license. Please access the Exceptional Children Tuition Reimbursement Program Guidebook for more information as well as the application instructions and application link. The Summer 2024 application window closes on July 15, 2024, so please share with eligible teachers and Teacher's Assistants.  

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CHCCS Exceptional Children General Questions

  • For general questions or if you believe your child might be in need of special education and/or related services, you should contact your school administration.

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that ensures a free appropriate public education is available for eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation. Additionally, it ensures special education and related services are available for those identified children. Children and youth ages three through 21 receive special education and related services under IDEA.