The City of Pembroke Pines Charter School’s mission is to prepare children to succeed in a global society. We believe each student is unique and we strive to provide educational experiences that enable each student to reach his or her fullest potential. Exceptional students often need exceptional interventions and an educational environment that provides for, and accommodates, his or her strengths and academic skills that are in need of improvement. Special education is a service, not a place. The purpose of special education parallels the purpose of education as a whole: to prepare children to lead productive independent lives.
Students receiving special education services have been through a Response to
Intervention process and an evaluation by a licensed school psychologist/speech language pathologist. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) committee determines eligibility, appropriate programming, interventions, modifications and accommodations. An IEP addresses the specific goals and objectives for mastery, for each student in the Exceptional Student Education program.
Gifted students are identified by a screening conducted by school personnel to determine if further testing is recommended. If further testing is recommended a licensed school psychologist will evaluate the student using various assessment tools and the student would have to meet the Florida state guidelines for gifted eligibility and an Education Plan (EP) is then established to meet the student’s educational needs. Pembroke Pines Charter Schools provide a Gifted/High Achiever class delivery model. The PPCS’ FSU Campus provides an inclusive gifted class delivery model with both primary and intermediate units.
The Center for Children with Autism is located at the PPCS’ FSU Campus, which is a full time self-contained class with mainstream services available.
All students in our ESE program participate in general education classes. We proudly provide Exceptional Student Education services using an academic support facilitation model and Speech and Language Therapy using a pull-out model. Every member of the Exceptional Education team of the Pembroke Pines Charter School is personally committed to supporting our school in the process of educating our children.