The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to educate children who have disabilities in the “Least Restrictive Environment” (LRE). This means that all students, regardless of their learning profiles, should spend as much time as possible during the school day with their peers in the general education setting.
Why Implement our Inclusive Practices at Your School?
Our Achievements Could Become
Schools are slowly becoming more inclusive because of the IDEA mandate. However, being inclusive is not just about the law. Inclusion is about creating the kind of world we want to live in. It’s about valuing all students for their unique characteristics and contributions, thereby creating an authentic sense of belonging.
TAPESTRY PUBLIC CHARTER’S RESULTS
Our AdvancEd Accreditation ‘Learning Environment’ Scores Are Well Above National Averages, with Our ‘Digital Learning Environment’ Score More Than Double the National Average
6th Grade Literacy Scores jumped from 26th in the District to 13th in just 2 years
Over 30% of our 8th grade students are enrolled in high school courses, with 100% pass rate to date
100% of our middle school students participate in Beyond the Core courses
Our unique inclusive model has garnered the attention of the community, leading to meaningful partnerships with the Woodruff Center for the Arts, the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony, Emory University, Mercer University, Georgia State University, the Marcus Autism Center, and others
Research has proven our inclusive methods to be beneficial for both children on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers
Our wait list for admission has grown to over 300 students