The Villages Central Office

Exceptional Student Education

            Play Learn and Grow Together             

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

        Every student can learn just not on the same day or in the same way - George Evans                                           

 

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is dedicated to nurturing productive citizens and life-long learners through an integrated, relevant curriculum tailored to the individual needs of students. We place a priority on identifying students' learning styles and developing strategies that enable students to succeed. We are contracted with the Sumter County School Board (our charter) and are funded the same as other public schools. 

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Program is for children who have a disability. The Villages Charter School and Sumter County Schools are committed to meeting the unique needs of these children.

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) re-authorized in 2004, children with any disabilities listed under that law are guaranteed a “free appropriate public education” in the “least restrictive environment,” along with all appropriate related services required for your child to benefit from his or her education. If you believe that your child has a disability that keeps him or her from being successful in school, please contact the school counselor.

As a parent, you have the right to request an evaluation. If your child is identified as having a disability, he or she is entitled to certain rights. These rights are explained in a document called Summary of Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities. Copies of these rights are given and explained to parents during the referral process and at least one time a school year if your child is determined to have a disability. Should you wish to receive an additional copy of this document, please call 352-793-2315, extension 50259.

The State of Florida requires that a Charter School be unique, offering an education that raises a higher standard and provides learning opportunities not offered in the regular public school setting. The Villages Charter School provides ESE services as identified by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team. 

***Please contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions or concerns***

 

RESOURCES & LINKS

FLDOE Charter Schools frequently asked questions

FLDOE ESE and Charter Schools Rights and Responsibilities  

A Parent's Introduction to Exceptional Student Education in Florida

Introducción para los Padres a la Educación de Estudiantes Excepcionales de la Florida 

What is Exceptional Student Education for Children Who Are Gifted?

Que es la educación de estudiantes excepcionales para niños(as) superdotados(as)? 

A Parent and Teacher Guide to 504: Frequently Asked Questions

Una guia para padres y maestros sobre la Sección 504 - Preguntas frecuentes

Student and Family Resources

Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Aviso de Salvaguardas Procedimentales para los Padres de Estudiantes con Discapacidades

 

GRADE LEVEL SCHOOL COUNSELORS

The Villages Elementary School

Primary Center (K-1st)

(352) 259-7700

Stephanie Skoblicki  

 

 

 

The Villages Elementary School

Intermediate Center (2nd-3rd)

(352) 259-2300

Renee Flaxmayer

 

 

 

The Villages Elementary School

4th & 5th Grade Center

(352) 259-6850

Shannon Sprowles

Maureen Pittman

 

The Villages Middle School

(352) 259-0044

Allisun Anderson - 6th Grade

Stephen Skoblicki - 7th Grade

Christina Gaouette - 8th Grade

Jenny Cannon - Special Populations

The Villages High School

(352) 259-3777

All grades last names:A-G Nicole Lake

All grades last names:H-Pe Merideth Brock

All grades last names:Ph-Z Amy Henges

 

 

CRT/RTI COORDINATORS

The Villages Elementary School

Shannon Cree K-1st  (352) 259-7700

Rhonda Ashby 2nd-3rd  (352) 259-2300

Melissa Collins 4th-5th  (352) 259-6850

The Villages Middle School

(352) 259-0044

Melinda Scruggs

 

The Villages High School

(352) 259-3777

Brianna Smith

 

 

STAFFING SPECIALISTS

The Villages Charter School

(352) 259-2350

Gale Fort  ext. 4363 PreK - 5th 

Sherri Aichele ext. 4338 6th-12th

Kathy Ryan ext. 4419

 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

The Villages Charter School

(352) 259-2350

Antoinette Greenland ext. 4337

Jennifer Kiselica ext. 4452

 

ESE TEACHERS

The Villages Elementary School

Primary Center (K-1st)

(352) 259-7700

Sarah Bernstein

The Villages Elementary School

Intermediate Center (2nd-3rd)

(352) 259-2300

Millie Delfin

    

The Villages Elementary School

4th & 5th Grade Center

(352) 259-6850

Lynne Ivory

Kathy Ryan

The Villages Middle School

(352) 259-0044

Jessica Allison

Sharis Kirkland

Anthony Brown

Joseph Dawson

The Villages High School

(352) 259-3777

Debra Johnson

Tracie Smith-Kindle

Lindsey Wilson

 

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS

The Villages Early Childhood Center

Pre K 3-4

(352) 259-7161

Belkis Simmons

The Villages Elementary School

Primary Center (K-1st)

(352) 259-7700

Anna Farner

The Villages Elementary School

Intermediate Center (2nd-3rd)

(352) 259-2300

Debra Kennard

The Villages Elementary School

4th & 5th Grade Center

(352) 259-6850

Julie Helton

The Villages Charter Middle

and High School

(352) 259-0044

Tanya Peterson

 

ESE DATA ENTRY CLERK

The Villages Charter School

(352) 259-2350

Krista Schott ext. 4339

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Website Accessibility

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact patrick.murphy@tvcs.org to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.