Special Education Programs
Rushmore Academy works to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities by offering the full continuum of options allowed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) and the Ohio Department of Education. Each building offers small group instruction, resource room classes, team teaching, supplemental services, and related services such as speech, occupational, and physical therapy.
For children identified with disabilities such as multiple disabilities (MD), emotional disturbance (ED), cognitive disabilities (CD) or autism (AU), we offer specialized learning centers whenever appropriate.
There are MD, ED, and CD specialized learning centers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels at various building sites. The services and supports available through these learning centers may be recommended by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
If you would like to participate in the planning for the use of I.D.E.A. funds, contact director Steve Vanderhoff at 740-387-2043.
Marion City Schools' Child Find Notification
Rushmore Academy is participating in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children, birth to age 21 who may have disabilities. Disability in this instance means such conditions as hearing, visual, speech or language impairments, learning, developmental, behavioral or multiple disabilities, cognitive delays; other physical impairments; autism or traumatic brain injury.
Rushmore Academy is interested in meeting the needs of children with disabilities. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability contact director Steve Vanderhoff at 740-387-2043.