Special Education

La Academia de Estrellas Charter School is committed to providing high quality, effective instruction for all students, including those receiving services under special education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  To this end, LAE employs fully certified special educators who work in collaboration with core teachers to ensure that each student's educational needs are met.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to our Special Education Coordinator, Tiffany Bishop at tiffany.bishop@laetx.org.

Tiffany Bishop

Special Education Coordinator


Announcement from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.

Contact information:

Phone: 1-855-773-3839

Email: inquire@spedtex.org

Live Chat: www.spedtex.org

Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) and Individual Education Plan (IEP)

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for each student served under special education.  This IEP is developed by a team, including the student (if appropriate), his/her parent, teachers and administrators.  The annual IEP is created based on the student's Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP).

IEP or ARD meetings are held at least annually to review progress and develop a new plan.  Parent participation is vital to this process.  In addition to annual meetings, parents or teachers may request to meet at other times throughout the school year.




Senate Bill 139-Requesting Evaluations



Texas Transition and Employment Guide Website

What is transition planning?

Schools help all students prepare for their future. If a student has a disability and receives special education services, there is a process called transition planning included in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) by the time students reach age 14. This process can help students decide what they want for their future and figure out the steps they can take to meet their goals. 

¿Qué es la planificación de la transición?

Las escuelas ayudan a todos los estudiantes a prepararse para su futuro. Si un estudiante tiene una discapacidad y recibe servicios de educación especial, hay un proceso llamado planificación de transición incluido en el Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP) cuando los estudiantes cumplen 14 años. Este proceso puede ayudar a los estudiantes a decidir lo que quieren para su futuro y calcular los pasos que pueden tomar para alcanzar sus metas.

Transition & Employment Guide - English Guía de Transición y Empleo - Español