The Cheatham County School System provides special education and related services and special accommodations to children who are disabled. Under state and federal laws, public schools are required to provide a free and appropriate public education to all children who are disabled between the ages of three and twenty-two, and may not, on the basis of disability, discriminate against these children.
The Tennessee State Department of Education recognizes “Intellectually Gifted” as a category under special education. A child whose intellectual capabilities and potential for achievement are so outstanding that the child’s educational performance is adversely affected may qualify for services. Eligibility for services is based upon evaluation in each of the following component areas: educational performance, creativity/characteristics of intellectual giftedness, and cognition/intelligence.
Anyone, including the parent(s), guardian, or community professional may refer a child for possible evaluation in any of the disability categories. Contact the S-Team Coordinator in the building the child attends for more information.