Inclusive Learning

at Catalyst Academy

The Inclusive Learning program at Catalyst Academy provides eligible scholars with services outlined in their IEP or Section 504 Agreement.

We’re all on the
same team.

We believe in full-inclusion.

We make decisions based on data.

Inclusive Learning Department

(412) 684-2400  |

What do I need to know about Inclusive Learning?

  • Support happens inside the classroom.

We support a full-inclusion model, which means your scholar learns alongside his/her grade level peers with appropriate supports in place.

  • Least to most

We value our scholars’ growing independence. That’s why it’s important to begin with a typical level of support and then add support(s) as needed.

  • Need a copy?
    Just ask!

You may ask for a printed or digital copy (or both!) of your scholar’s academic records. Catalyst Academy staff will send it to you within 48 hours of the request.

  • Inclusive Learning = Special Education

As a public charter school, Catalyst Academy is obligated to provide special education services for identified scholars.

  • Goals are meant to build independence.

The goals written in an IEP are there so IEP team members know exactly what the scholar is working especially hard on during the school day.

  • Ask us questions and share ideas.

As a member of the IEP team and the world’s living expert on your scholar, your questions and ideas are so important! Please do not hesitate to share them with us.

You may request an evaluation for special education services at anytime.

  • Contact the Inclusive Learning Department at anytime to discuss support.

  • Make a request in writing for a comprehensive evaluation, which is a 60 day process.

At Catalyst Academy, we value the sense of belonging that is rooted in a full-inclusion model. Inclusive Learning is the process of organizing educational practices committed to the prevention and removal of barriers to learning and participation in learning. Guaranteeing access to education without sacrificing quality is a challenge that all educators face. Embracing this challenge is possible with a range of inclusive learning practices.

Child Find Policy 

Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities as well as others who may be entitled to special education services. Child Find requires school districts to have a process for identifying and evaluating scholars who may need special education and related services. 

Annual Public Notice for Special Education Services & Programs 

Under state and federal special education regulations, the local education agency (LEA) is required to publish an annual public notice to parents of children who reside within a school district. This notice shall inform parents throughout the Catalyst community of the child identification activities and of the procedures followed to ensure confidentiality of information pertaining to students with exceptionalities. In addition to this public notice, the Inclusive Learning handbook is available at all times on the Catalyst Academy website. Children ages three through twenty one can be eligible for special education programs and services. If parents believe that their child may be eligible for special education, the parent should contact the Inclusive Learning Department at Catalyst Academy. (