Exceptional Children

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EC Parent Communications

Programs for Exceptional Children is committed to regularly sharing information and updates with families of students with disabilities. We will post regular updates and communication that we have shared with families on our Parent Communication Updates.

Parent & Community Outreach Website

We have a Parent & Community Outreach Website which contains Parent Communication & Frequently Asked Questions, Learning Resources, Virtual Family Nights, Community Resources, and Language Help.

Records Requests

  • For currently enrolled CMS students, contact the school for records.

  • For school districts requesting all records (general and special education) for a former CMS student, click here for the student records department.  

  • For individuals or agencies requesting records for a current or former CMS student, click here for the student records department.

  • For school districts requesting EC records only for a former CMS student, click here.

What We Do

  • Provide the full continuum of services to students with disabilities, based on individual needs.

  • Demonstrate commitment and dedication to ensure access to the general curriculum.

    • Provide information regarding curriculum options for students with disabilities

    • Implement various grants in cooperation with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte that address the Extensions of the Common Core Standards.

    • Provide information about the implementation of inclusive practices as a service delivery model.

  • Develop individualized student plans as determined by data collection.

  • Apply research based interventions and methodology.

  • Encourage parent participation in the team process of individual program development as well as involvement in school-related activities. 

Our Vision

Programs for Exceptional Children positively impact academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities so they can be productive citizens.

Our Mission

Programs for Exceptional Children promote success for students with disabilities, their families, staff and community to achieve positive post-secondary outcomes.


P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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