Exceptional Student Education
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) is the name given in Florida to educational programs and services for students with special learning needs. It includes students serviced under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and those who are gifted.
When a child is having difficulty in school, several kinds of help or interventions are attempted before an ESE evaluation is made. If the interventions are not successful, then the school and the parent will meet to discuss the options of evaluation. The evaluation will only happen with parent consent. In order to be eligible for ESE programs and services, a student must meet all requirements listed on the Florida Department of Education's ESE Eligibility page for a specific disability.
At Flagler Schools, we are determined to identify and meet the unique educational needs of exceptional students and to provide the necessary support and resources needed to enhance educational opportunities so that our students are able to become productive citizens.
Transition services and programs are available to support students with unique learning needs. Visit the Transition Services and Programs page for information about programs available to Flagler County students.
ESE Parent Guide
Studies show that parent and caregiver involvement is a key component in a child's successful learning experience. Therefore, in an effort to support your child's educational experience, we are providing our Flagler Schools ESE Parent Guide to better inform you about exceptional student education in our school community.