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



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



The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is committed to ensuring that every local education agency (LEA) in the state meets federal and state statutory requirements. In October of 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) required the TEA to make specific changes to Texas’ Notice of Procedural Safeguards and Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process. The TEA has made those changes and provided all Texas LEAs access to the updated versions of these documents. Additionally, OSEP has asked that all Texas LEAs provide the updated versions of these documents to the families who had been provided with the previous versions of the Notice of Procedural Safeguards and the Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process during the 2020-2021 academic year.

La Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) se compromete a garantizar que cada agencia de educación local (LEA) del estado cumpla con los requisitos legales estatales y federales. En octubre de 2020, la Oficina de Programas de Educación Especial (OSEP) del Departamento de Educación de los EE. UU. Requirió que la TEA hiciera cambios específicos en el Aviso de garantías procesales de Texas y la Guía para padres sobre el proceso de admisión, revisión y despido. La TEA ha realizado esos cambios y ha proporcionado a todas las LEA de Texas acceso a las versiones actualizadas de estos documentos. Además, OSEP ha solicitado que todas las LEA de Texas proporcionen las versiones actualizadas de estos documentos a las familias a las que se les había proporcionado las versiones anteriores del Aviso de garantías procesales y la Guía para padres sobre el proceso de admisión, revisión y despido durante el 2020- Año académico 2021. Los documentos actualizados se pueden encontrar en inglés en los enlaces anteriores.