Department of Special Education
Mission: Why we are here
The mission of the Department of Special Education is to provide all students with disabilities access to high quality specially designed instruction and resources through a continuum of services and supports that equip students and their families with the skills and competencies to exit Anne Arundel County Public Schools college, career, and community ready.
Vision: How we see the future
All staff are united in a common commitment and are accountable to ensure that students are able to work independently, and are college, career and community ready. With high expectations for student achievement, all students who struggle will have environmental and instructional access to the general education curriculum.
Values: What guides the work
Intentionally designing learning communities that build capacity, encourage shared participation and decision-making by providing access to opportunities and resources while dismantling barriers.
Through authentic leadership and service to all, we will meet the needs of an evolving and diverse system by fostering creativity, flexibility and positivity.
Working in a manner that fosters trust for all through effective, honest communication and accountability.
AACPS Board Policy: IFF – Special Education Programs for students with disabilities
AACPS BOARD Regulation: IFF-RA – Special Education Programs for students with disabilities
AACPS Department of Special Education: FY 2024 Special Education Staffing Plan