We are committed to educating all of God’s children. We have 6 special learning programs at 6 schools for students with special learning needs and diagnosed learning disabilities. Learning support is also available to students at all 20 schools.
Immersed in the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Diocese of Charlotte Special Education Programs strive to meet the unique needs of all students through differentiated instruction, personalized courses, teacher collaboration, and varied resources to support equal access to the curriculum and the pursuit of lifelong learning. With stakeholder commitment, and in fulfillment of the Kingdom of God, each child’s potential will be nurtured to facilitate success as a contributing member of society.
What is Options?
Options creates an elementary through 12th-grade pathway for students with exceptional needs at our Charlotte-area schools to continue to flourish in school and beyond.
At the elementary level, 3 distinct special education classrooms serve as starting points for the Options pathway:
- Matthew Morgan Program
At the middle and high school levels, students continue their special education path via the Options Classroom, designed to build on these elementary programs. In high school, a “certificate” path is available for students to explore options on college/university campuses after graduation.
The Options pathways reflect what we are called to do for every student in our Catholic schools: to provide an immersive accessible and authentic Catholic environment, where every student can respond to their vocation to holiness, regardless of strengths, challenges or learning needs. Options features alternative pathways to achieve one’s personal educational goals. The term “Options” points to the possibilities available after completing the high school program.