Infinity Early College High School, IEP/504 PLAN and Staying Engaged

INFINITY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                       For those parents with current 8th grade students, if you are interested in the Infinity ECHS, then the application process has begun.  In summary, there are 125 spots available and there will be an open lottery to fill those spots.  Deadline for submission is November 20, 2017 (viewform).  Please note that at Infinity Early College HS, students can earn their high school diploma and an Associate's degree or up to 60 college credit hours from Lone Star College in the time it takes to graduate from high school. Infinity Early College HS is an innovative program designed so that low income youth, first generation college students, English language learners, and others who are typically underrepresented in college can advance their education tuition free. The program is based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard.

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND 504 PLAN The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services.  The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.  Not all students who have disabilities require specialized instruction. For students with disabilities who do require specialized instruction, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) controls the procedural requirements, and an IEP is developed. The IDEA process is more involved than that of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires documentation of measurable growth. For students with disabilities who do not require specialized instruction but need the assurance that they will receive equal access to public education and services, a document is created to outline their specific accessibility requirements. Students with 504 Plans do not require specialized instruction, but, like the IEP, a 504 Plan should be updated annually to ensure that the student is receiving the most effective accommodations for his/her specific circumstances.---What's the Difference Between and IEP and a 504 Plan. Accessed on 10/30/17.http://www.washington.edu/doit/what-difference-between-iep-and-504-plan

Although, this video is geared toward Montessori Schools, the overall meaning of the video is important for those parents whose child completes the work early and then waits.  Often time that waiting results in possibly discipline problems if extra, productive (not busy) work is not made available.    Or the waiting time may result in boredom and withdrawal.  To prevent either from occurring parent-teacher discussions are pertinent for the betterment of the child. Montessori Madness