For parents of children residing within the Fountain-Fort Carson School District, we have a process that assists in the assessment and determination of the special needs of children birth through five years of age. If you have concerns regarding a child's development, and the child is between the ages of three and five, you may contact the Child Find office at (719) 358-4322. If a child is determined to have special needs, connections with community resources will be made available. For children under the age of three, you may also contact the Resource Exchange at (719) 577-9190 for information pertaining to developmental concerns.
Early Intervention services are available for children living within Fountain-Fort Carson School District boundaries only. Children, ages three to five, that have been determined to have an educational disability may be eligible for early intervention and related services based on each individual child's needs. The classes are held Tuesday through Friday approximately 2 1/2 hours a day for morning or afternoon sessions. Children that reach the age of five (5), on or before October 1, will need to enroll in kindergarten and receive evaluation and supports through their home school.
Please note that there are no exceptions to our early intervention out of district policy. Those students, who move out of District Eight boundaries during the course of the school year, are required to be dis-enrolled and the family may opt for the child to attend the preschool/Early Intervention Program in their district of residence. This policy is in place to ensure that the needs of preschoolers within our growing district are accommodated.
Please be aware that transportation is not provided for any student that is not identified as special needs and determined to require special transportation services.
Special Education Advisory Council
Fountain-Fort Carson School District would like to invite interested parents, educators, and community members to participate in meetings and projects associated with the Special Education Advisory Council. School district personnel will be available to assist with the organization and ongoing operational tasks associated with this parent/community/school district partnership. This is an opportunity to learn about helpful community-based services and help improve the special education program in School District Eight. Please contact Erika Zulkosky, Coordinator of Exceptional Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To develop a collaborative forum for influencing decision-making and enhancement of quality educational services for students with educational disabilities in the Fountain-Fort Carson School District.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District is committed to providing educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness. The federal McKinney-Vento Act requires school districts to ensure access to public education for children and youth who are homeless, and success in school once enrolled.
Children who are considered homeless may be living in the following situations:
Children in the above situations may have certain educational rights or protections. To obtain more information or to determine if your child qualifies for educational services under this Act, please contact the enrollment secretary at your child's school or: