Special Education

The goal of Langley Christian School (LCS) is to be a place of ‘belonging’.

True belonging, as opposed to just ‘including’, recognizes that God created each of us to live interdependently in community.  Belonging to a community means being safe, loved, and accepted as a valued and contributing member.  Humanity was created in the image of God, and we fully embrace the belief, in our attitudes and actions, that “bearing the image” has nothing to do with ability.  All students, regardless of level of ability, can come to know, love, and serve the Lord.   “The fundamental truth of all humanity is that none of us are either a burden or a resource; all of us are both.” (The Disabled God, Nancy Eisland, 1994) 

Special Education Support Services at LCS supports students with special needs and aims to develop and nurture these students in discovering and developing their abilities and gifts.  They are to be guided in becoming servants of God.

Each student with special needs has an individual education plan (IEP), which is developed by a team consisting of the Special Education Coordinator, classroom teachers, parents, aides and other professionals.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE 

Admission of a student with special needs is subject to Langley Christian School Admissions Policy and Wait List Policy.  

In order to be considered for admission for the following school year all relevant documentation must be received no later than March 15th.  Applications received after that date will receive a lower priority.  Mid-year transfers will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to a completed Langley Christian School Registration Package, parents must also submit the following:

  • Special Education Support Services Student Information Form
  • Copies of all current/relevant assessments
  • Copy of the student’s current Individual Education Plan (IEP) and most recent report card (if transferring from another school)

In the event that assessments are not current or documentation is deemed by LCS personnel as incomplete, arrangements and cost for the required testing shall be the responsibility of the parents.  The application process will not proceed until all required testing/documentation is received by the school.

The Special Education Coordinator will attend the Admissions Interview when a family is seeking to register a child with special needs.  In addition to general LCS interview format, this interview will also determine the type and level of service, equipment and facilities which would be necessary to support the student’s program at Langley Christian School.