Exceptional Children

The Exploris School’s Exceptional Children Program is committed to providing a free appropriate public education designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities

The Exceptional Services Office is the primary contact for the following services:

Multi-Tiered Student Support Team (MTSS)

  • Exploris’s Multi-Tiered Student Support Team is a resource for students, teachers, and parents to explore recurring concerns that affect academic progress. This team includes the Director, Exceptional Children teacher, grade-level representatives, the parents, and child.
  • For additional information, please visit the North Carolina Department of Instruction (NCDPI) Multi-Tier System Support website (

504 Accommodation Plans to qualifying students

  • Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination of students on the bases of a handicapping condition.
  • For additional information, please visit the North Carolina Department of Instruction (NCDPI) Students with Disabilities website. (

Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

  • The Exploris School provides special education and related services through Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) according to the federal mandates of the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the regulations of the North Carolina Public School Law, Article 9.
  • The Public Schools of North Carolina, Exceptional Children Division provides local educational agencies with detailed procedures for the delivery of special education services to include child find, discipline procedures, transfer students, and dispute resolution. These rules and regulations are detailed in the Policies Governing Services For Children With Disabilities. (
  • For additional information on the Exceptional Children Program in North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children Division website. (
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