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Student Resource Services


At HPA, our Special Education Team’s mission is to provide support services for scholars who have been identified as having one or more of the disabilities referenced in state and federal law per their Individual Education Programs. We are committed to providing scholars with tools and strategies that will equip them for success in high school and beyond.

Important Terms

Article 7: Indiana’s special education regulations that are found in the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) at 511 IAC 7-32 through 7-47.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): a written document that is developed, reviewed, and revised by the CCC describing how the scholar will access the general education curriculum (if appropriate) and the special education and related services to be provided.

Teacher of Record (TOR): once a student is evaluated and determined eligible for services under Article 7, the student will be assigned a Teacher of Record. The “Teacher of Record” refers to the single special education teacher to whom a student with a disability is assigned.

Resource Services

The Special Education Resource team provides the following services based on individual student needs:

  • Small group support
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Grade checks
  • Organizational support
  • Push-in support (Inclusion)
  • Pull-out support
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy and more

Dyslexia Screening

Herron Preparatory Academy screens all students for characteristics of dyslexia in grades K-2 and screens students based upon need in grade 3, per Indiana state guidelines.  Students identified with characteristics of dyslexia are supported through our core literacy programs, the Units of Study in Reading, Writing, and Phonics and Junior Great Books.  Additionally, students identified with characteristics of dyslexia are supported through specific intervention programs including Leveled Literacy Intervention and Orton Gillingham. 

In accordance with IC 20-35.5-5-5-2 reporting requirements, during the 2021-2022 school year HPA 18 students were identified with characteristics of dyslexia and received academic intervention support.  No students were reported to the school as officially diagnosed with dyslexia by a certified medical professional during the 2021-2022 school year.

Special Education Manual

All campuses within Herron Classical Schools follow the policies and procedures outlined in the manual below.

Learn more in the Special Education Manual

Herron Preparatory Academy School Counseling Page