With the philosophy that every child is indeed a "special learner", the administration and school board of ICA made a decision in 2010 that Christian schools need to step it up in this very important area of education. ICA is now in it's third year of Exceptional Student Education, and we have developed an even more intense passion for this program since it's inception. Now in it's third year, ICA has been blessed to have a Florida Certified ESE Specialist on full-time staff, as well as an ESE resource room and a multitude of therapists and tutors helping our ESE students. Under our ESE program, your child will not be "labeled" as a special learner, ESE student, McKay student, etc. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to our faculty and staff. However, one thing your child will be sure of - he/she will be treated with love. Love for children is what motivates our entire school ministry.
ICA has partnered with Achievement Rehabilitation Through Therapeutic Intervention (ARTII)
to provide our ESE children with five different therapy services: 1) speech, 2) physical 3) occupational 4) behavioral and 5) emotional. Several private tutors are also available to students who need help during school or after-school tutoring.
The State of Florida Department of Education has approved Inverness Christian Academy to accept the John McKay scholarship
for students with disabilities. The amount of this scholarship is sufficient to cover all of ICA's normal tuition and fees, plus pay for a certain amount of therapy and tutoring, based on the child's matrix from his IEP. This scholarship is available to all students who have possessed an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from a public school in the last five years, or who has a current 504 Plan with the county school board. The student, in order to qualify, must be coming from at least one entire year in public school, or be transferring his/her McKay scholarship from another private school. For more information on the McKay scholarship, click HERE.
To set up an interview with the principal and ESE coordinator, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (352) 726-3759.