ESS Department Vision
ESS Department Purpose
Exceptional Student Services is the umbrella under which students with special needs are served. Students fall into many different special education categories, ranging from emotional disabilities to physical disabilities to speech therapy needs and all stages in between.
Exceptional Student Services includes the following:
Occupational and Physical Therapy
The Exceptional Student Services Department (ESS) Grand Canyon School provides a full range of services for students who have learning needs that lie outside the usual range of instructional differentiation provided in general education classrooms.
Do you know a child who you suspect may have a disability or has trouble with any of the following?
Seeing people or objects
Hearing voices or other sounds
Talking, or is hard to understand when they do talk
Moving, especially when crawling, walking, or running
Playing or getting along with children or adults
Interacting appropriately with others
If you answered yes to one or more of these statements, GCUSD can provide screenings for special services for all qualified children, ages 3 to 21, who reside in our district boundaries, including migrant and homeless students, wards of the state, and private- and home-schooled students, in the following ways:
For school-age children, ages 5-21, who currently attend an GCUSD school, contact the Director, Margaret Lyle, email@example.com
For children ages 3-5, and whose 5th birthday is after August 31 and are not eligible for kindergarten, contact , firstname.lastname@example.org , 928-638-2461 extension 302
For children younger than 3 years, services are available through the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) at 928.779.1679 (Northland Rural Therapy Associates).