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Special Needs Policy

The American International School of Vilnius accepts students who are able to work towards the successful completion of the AISV academic requirements. AISV recognizes that some of its students will have special learning needs or differences that require learning support. Appropriate services and programs for these students will be provided within the limits and capacity of the school’s resources and personnel. The school is, however, unable to provide an educational program to a student who has severe physical, mental, or emotional needs.

The Director, with the assistance of the Intervention Assistance Team, reserves the right to refuse admission to a student if:

(a)    It is determined that the student would not benefit educationally from the school’s academic program.

(b)   The student has such a poor academic/behavioral record as to be deemed unsuitable for the AISV school community.

(c)    The student does not reside with a parent or recognized adult guardian.

(d)   The special educational needs required by the student cannot be met by the school.

(e)    Any student who failed to provide information about a student’s special needs or an accurate behavioral history during the application process.

 

Special Need’s Admissions

The principal considerations in admitting children with special needs are that:

(a)    The parents or sponsoring government or agency provide the school with a valid evaluation conducted by a licensed (school) psychologist, licensed neurologist, or school district.

(b)   The school has a high degree of confidence that it is able to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the student.

(c)    Those needs can be met largely, if not exclusively in a mainstream environment with differentiation of instruction and interventions by the main classroom teacher(s).

(d)   The child’s learning differences and needs do not impede achievement of the overall learning objectives of the class.

(e)    There is a high degree of parental support for the school’s program for the child.

(f)    Children who enter the school on an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) will continue to be evaluated and have new IEP’s written at the expense of the parents or the sponsoring government or agency.

The Director with the assistance of the Intervention Assistance Team and outside educational testing will continue to evaluate the child’s needs. Continued enrollment will always be dependent on the ability to meet the child’s educational needs.