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Thomasville City Schools are committed to the belief that education is a means by which each individual has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential.
We believe that all students have a right to educational experiences that challenge their individual development whether it is below, at, or beyond the level of their age peers. 
Special Education
Thomasville City Schools provides Special Education services for students who have met eligibility criteria in accordance with the state of Georgia rules for implementing IDEA and its regulations which ensure:
     All eligible children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living; and

    The rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected

    Services are available for students ages 3 to their 22nd birthday and may be provided in the regular classroom, a separate classroom, or in a combination of settings.

    Students may need special education services for part of the day or for the whole day based on their needs.

    Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are developed by a team and reviewed annually.

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Gifted Education
The goal of educational services for gifted students in Thomasville City Schools is to provide for:
    the extension of learning opportunities,
    the development of individual potential,
    the enhancement of the student's self-concept and,
    the advancement toward becoming an independent learner through differentiated curricula beyond the opportunities and experiences of the regular classroom .

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Section 504
Students who have a disability that significantly impacts learning but does not require special education services may qualify for a 504 Plan.
    An impairment as defined in Section 504 may include any disability, long-term illness, or various disorder that “substantially” reduces or lessens a student’s ability to access learning in the educational setting because of a learning-, behavior- or health-related condition.
      A 504 accommodation plan is collaboratively developed by a team to ensure that a child is not discriminated against due to a disability.

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