Special Education Services

  • Phenix City Schools is committed to providing exceptional students a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in accordance with federal, state, and local mandates. The special education department is dedicated to providing services to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent appropriate through offering a complete range of services. Phenix City Schools provides a full continuum of service for each student based on the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Special Education Overview

  • Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet federal and state eligibility requirements as having a disability and needing specially designed instruction to access the general education curriculum. Disabilities recognized by the State of Alabama include:

    • Autism (AUT)

    • Deaf-Blindness (DB)

    • Developmental Delay (DD)

    • Emotional Disability (ED)

    • Hearing Impairment (HI)

    • Intellectual Disability (ID)

    • Multiple Disabilities (MD)

    • Orthopedic Impairment (OI)

    • Other Health Impairment (OHI)

    • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

    • Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)

    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    • Visual Impairment (VI)