How It Works
Special Education Services: Child Find Program
Annual Notice of Child Find
Special Education Referral and Evaluation Procedures
Upon request, Heron Virtual Academy of South Carolina is required to evaluate the child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability and needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in schools within the school district.
A school staff member who reasonably believes a child may be a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school where the child is enrolled. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school or district where the child is enrolled.
Referrals must be in writing the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.
A referral may be made by contacting:
Jennifer Matthews, Special Programs Manager
Heron Virtual Academy of South Carolina
330 Pelham Road, Suite 101 A
Greenville, SC 29615