In keeping with the district’s overall mission, the Office of Special Services strives to put “Children First…Every Day” by providing a progressive and challenging education that gives all of our students, and thereby the community, the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.
Fort Mill School District Office of Special Education Services provides a free appropriate public education to children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our faculty and staff of over 400 teachers, assistants, therapists and other specialists are trained to provide specialized instruction and assistance designed to meet the individual needs of students identified as having disabilities. When a student is found eligible for special education, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team will consider a range of educational programs and related services and determine the level and type(s) of support the student may need. It is the mission of the IEP team to collaborate and support individuals with disabilities in the general education program to the maximum extent appropriate.
By partnering with parents, general and special educators work collaboratively and individually to address the unique learning needs of students with disabilities.