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Exceptional Student Education

Welcome to the Web Site for Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Services are provided to students who may be classified as Learning Disabled; Intellectually Disabled; Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered; Hearing Impaired; Visually Impaired; Physically Handicapped; Speech Impaired; Language Impaired; Autism Spectrum Disabled and Gifted. Related services include educationally relevant Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The ESE program is funded from state, federal and local allocations. Policies, programs, and procedures are established in accordance with state and federal regulations and requirements.


Exceptional Education classes are located at all schools. Most students receive their education at their neighborhood school. Students who have a need for services in a special class setting, access a classroom that meets their individual need.


Before completing the 8th grade, ESE students are required to decide whether they will be pursuing a regular or special diploma. Please click here if you are interested in seeing the latest Student Progression Plan for Exceptional Student Education. Upon graduation, each student should be able to follow post-graduation activities as written in their Transition Plan. As a possible option for students who may choose Adult Education, classes have been established in three areas of the county for students with disabilities. Additional classes are accessed through Project Success at the Adult Education Sites.



Unlocking Dyslexia National Public Radio (NPR) has launched a new series on dyslexia that started on November 28, 2016, called Unlocking Dyslexia. This is a five-part radio and blog post series that runs over a two-week span covering the issues and facets that surround dyslexia. To view the posts, go to NPR's site below at


New Online Tool to Empower and Inform Florida Families The Florida Department of Education announces a new website that will help Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to access school and district-level data. The website will also better inform families about the state's college-and career-ready standards and the quality of learning taking place in their students' classrooms. One of the website's primary functions is the school performance search tool, which enables parents to search by district, zip code and city, and then compare school and district data. In addition to performance data, the website provides information relevant to current and future students of all ages and includes easy to-find information about the Florida Standards, school and district performance results in core subjects; educator effectiveness; and graduation and postsecondary statistics. To view the website, go to


Fight Child Hunger 5K Poster.pdf

January 14, 2017
For information regarding the January event, click here.  (


2nd Annual Transition Conference

Important information for the support of individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers

Registration will open November 1, 2016

Contact Terry Matson for more information

at (321) 633-1000 x549. 

Click on link above for more information