Any parent/guardian of a student who is suspected to have a disability may request a referral for consideration of a Section 504 plan or eligibility for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The request must be in writing and delivered to the Director of Special Education Services and the student’s school counselor.
Upon receipt of the written referral, the student’s records are reviewed by members of the Student Services team in a timely fashion. The parent(s)/guardian(s) will receive a written confirmation noting the review of the referral was completed and detailing the action recommended by the Student Services team, as well as a copy of their procedural safeguards. All timelines required under federal and state regulations are followed.
Questions regarding the referral process may be directed to the student’s school counselor or the Director of Special Education Services.
Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program as required by IDEA may qualify for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. (105 ILCS 5/14-6.01).
The Lemont High School Special Education Department believes all students have the ability to develop knowledge and skills to reach their highest potential through creative, supportive and rigorous curriculum opportunities.
The Special Education Department recognizes and addresses the unique learning needs of all students, giving them opportunities to participate in courses and services in order to maximize students’ potential in the least restrictive environment.
All special education courses are aligned to Illinois Learning Standards. Students’ placements are determined through the IEP process and reflect opportunities to learn and participate with their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. Assessments to monitor progress and determine attainment of goals and objectives are incorporated into each IEP. The Special Education Department supports the school’s mission: for all students to become life-long, independent learners and productive citizens in a rapidly changing world.
Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their Individual Education Programs (IEPs). School districts maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs are available for parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities also may request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time. Please contact Director of Special Education Services Kelly Luciowith any questions.