Pamlico County Schools
507 Anderson Drive
Bayboro, NC 28515
Exceptional Children Program
A wide range of programs and services is provided for exceptional children with special needs ages three to twenty-one. Currently 306 students are served in programs for exceptional children in Pamlico County Schools. State and federal regulations governing these programs and services have been strictly adhered to so that the most appropriate and least restrictive learning environments are provided for children with special needs. Our students receive services in a variety of settings including the regular classroom, the resource class, and self-contained classes. Services are provided to special needs children who are identified as:
Other health impaired
Specific learning disabled
Traumatic brain injured
In addition, a variety of related services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and transportation are provided if prescribed by the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The Pamlico County School System operates on the belief that we must develop the maximum potential in all of our students. The Gifted Education Program is part of a continuum of services that promotes and supports the academic achievement of all students and which provides appropriate educational opportunities for the intellectually gifted, the creatively talented, and the task-committed child.
The learning needs of students who exhibit gifted behaviors are different from other students of their age, experience, or environment. Realizing that students exhibiting exceptional abilities exist in all cultural and socio-economic groups, we are committed to meeting diverse needs through providing an array of service options. We believe that ongoing staff development in the Gifted Education Program ensures that service options are delivered by qualified personnel and that collaboration among teachers, parents, administrators, and community members can best determine the most effective services for our students.