Our Mission

The mission of the Colquitt County Program for Exceptional Children is to ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services specifically designed to meet their unique needs and to prepare them for employment and independent living.

Program Goals

  • To assist school-based personnel with the implementation and delivery of instruction.
  • To assure the effective and proficient operation of the Colquitt County Program for Exceptional Children.

Program Objectives

  • To establish and maintain effective authorized ways of identifying exceptional children.
  • To assess the special needs of children to determine what kinds of special programs and services should be provided for them.
  • To base decisions on current data and replicate research information.
  • To plan, organize, and implement an appropriate variety of interventions and/or program alternatives for exceptional children.
  • To assemble and organize the resources needed to conduct a comprehensive and rigorous program of special education.
  • To use direction, coordination and consultation as required to guide the efforts of all those who engage in the special education enterprise.
  • To conduct, evaluate, and research activities and projects to reflect new emphases and to incorporate new knowledge and constantly improve special instruction and the quality of special services.
  • To involve community representatives in planning programs to encourage their understanding and support of the Program for Exceptional Children.
  • To partner with parents, students and school personnel to meet state requirements for academics and attendance; and to meet state provisions for drop-out, graduation and post-secondary transition rates.
  • To conduct programs for staff development, such as in-service or continuing education programs.

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