Department of Programs for Exceptional Children

  • Every child is uniquely different; look beyond the surface, a gift awaits you.

    Kannapolis City Schools Department of Programs for Exceptional Children provides an array of services across the continuum.

    • Kannapolis City Schools provides O.T. services, P.T. Services, Speech and Adapted PE to all students who are eligible on a weekly/daily basis
    • Kannapolis City Schools has a functioning Autism Problem-Solving team
    • Every school has special education teachers on staff

Goals of the Department

    • Every school within the Kannapolis City School District will receive the resources needed to provide specialized instruction for all children identified under IDEA
    • To intervene as early as possible and provide supports so that the child will be successful in school
    • To provide professional development opportunities for staff to grow and continue learning on how to best meet the needs of our students
    • To provide ongoing monitoring for teachers in meeting the goals established through our Continuous Improvement Performance Plan

Department Awards

    • NCSIP Grant – 2010-11 through 2013. This grant was awarded to help improve reading skills for all of our students. All EC teachers serving grades K-8 are trained in Reading Foundations
    • Innovative Minigrant Award – This grant was awarded to help establish an Independent Living Center Program at the high school level