Special Education

Special Education services are provided to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).  Innovation Academy strives to serve students in the most inclusive setting and students are primarily supported through classroom inclusion support provided by the school’s Student Services Teachers and inclusion aides.  Students also participate in small group classes as appropriate, and receive speech and language services, occupational therapy, reading, and counseling as indicated by IEPs.

Contact Information:

Families of students with IEPs who are transitioning to IACS should contact Leanne Barnes to discuss the transition process. lbarnes@innovationcharter.org || 978-649-0432 x 2411

Families seeking an initial evaluation for their child should contact Jenn Bergeron at jbergeron@innovationcharter.org || 978-649-0432 x 2411

General questions or requests for copies of special education paperwork can be directed to Stephanie Mackinnon. smackinnon@innovationcharter.org || 978-649-0432 x 2230

Contact info for other special education teachers and specialist can be found in our directory.

Coordinated Program Review Findings

Special Education and Civil Rights


Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Parent Participation Sheet

College Board Release Form

IEP Improvement Project/SEPAC Information – Parent Information Letter


A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Massachusetts (DOE)

High School Academic Support Course Page

DESE Special Education Page

Understanding Basic Rights in Special Education from the Federation for Children with Special Needs

IACS Special Education Handbook

Innovation Academy Charter School Special Education Parent Advisory Group