Tullahoma City Schools provides individual educational programs for students meeting the state criteria for special education. All students are served in the least restrictive environment and are served based on their individual needs.
Students with special needs may begin receiving services from TCS on their 3rd birthday. Children from birth to three, with special needs, may be served through Tennessee’s Early Intervention System (TEIS) (click this link to learn more). TEIS is a voluntary educational program for families with children birth through age 2 with disabilities or developmental delays.
If you are a parent of a preschool child, (3-5 years old) and you have concerns about your child’s development, you are encouraged to call and schedule a preschool screening. The screening will include the areas of vision, hearing, fine motor, gross motor, speech/language and cognitive functioning as needed. Preschool screenings take place at the Community School Services Building (301 W. Decherd St). The screenings typically last about 1 hour. Parents/guardians will be asked to complete a developmental and behavioral history questionnaire.
Call 931-454-2639 and request a preschool screening appointment.
Tullahoma City Schools also offers services in the area of gifted education. Students who perform or show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level when compared with others of their age, experience or environment have learning needs that may require differentiated learning experiences. Tullahoma City Schools is able to identify students with high potential and exceptional performance as determined by TN State eligibility requirements. Intellectually gifted students meeting the criteria for special education services are served appropriately according to their needs as determined by the IEP team.
If you have questions regarding the services for gifted students, please contact your child’s teacher, principal or the special education assessment coordinator at 931-454-2639.
“Intellectually Gifted” means a child whose intellectual abilities and potential for achievement are so outstanding the child’s educational performance is adversely affected. “Adversely affected” means the general curriculum alone is inadequate to appropriately meet the student’s educational needs. (Definition is taken from the TN State Plan for Education of the Intellectually Gifted.)