Home Teaching / Independent Study Support
HCS offers a wide variety of student support services that provide the extra assistance some students may need. Some of these services will be recommended by the Supervising Teacher and some that may originate with a request from the student or parent. Services include:
- Special Education
- Regional Subject Specialists in Math, English, History, and Science
- High School Guidance Counselors
- Learning Centers
- Educational Materials
- Vendor Course Instruction
- Parent Trainings
- Additional Instructional Support
Special Education and Section 504
The Special Education Department manages all paperwork related to the evaluation, monitoring, and implementation of special education services. Horizon Charter Schools offer a full continuum of services and employs staff members from various disciplines. Students who meet the criteria for special education have an IEP (Individualized Education Program). The Special Education Department also works in conjunction with Student Success Team staff members to offer accommodation ideas and recommend referrals to special education assessment when merited. These students typically need classroom and testing accommodations and/or modifications as well as direct instruction from a certificated and/or licensed specialist. Independent study needs to be determined as an appropriate placement by an IEP team and must be written into the IEP by the "sending" school, HCS, or PaSCL. If you have questions regarding the special education process, you may contact the Special Education Department at 800.338.8003, extension 5188.
Section 504 Accommodations plans are also managed by the Special Education Department. These plans are available to students who have documented disabilities and need classroom and testing accommodations. There are no direct services available through Section 504 Plans.
High School Guidance