Great Lakes Learning Academy (GLLA) Special Programs

Our school offers a host of services to help your student(s) get the support they need to thrive in school and beyond. GLLA provides students with exceptional needs the supports, interventions, and enrichment activities needed to flourish. The Special Programs Department is comprised of Section 504 students, students with, or suspected of having, a disability, MTSS, and Gifted and Talented Education.

Special Education

Great Lakes Learning Academy (GLLA) complies with all federal and state special education laws.  Students with disabilities can be served to the age of 26.  All services including related therapies are based on a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).  GLLA follows all state and federal guidelines for evaluation

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Section 504

GLLA ensures that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, assessed, and provided with appropriate educational services. NCVA will provide reasonable accommodations to students in accordance with the student’s 504 Plan.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

GLLA uses  is a comprehensive framework comprised of a collection of research-based strategies to provide interventions for students at their individual level to grow them holistically.

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English Learners

GLLA’s English Learners Program, assist students in the acquisition of the language to support them in all academic subjects to meet all state standards.  It also assists the transition of immigrant children and youth into American society.


Hannah Cessna Special Education Department Head:

Scott Allen Assistant Principal Grades 6-9:

Sam Bonner Assistant Principal Grades10-12

Lisa Shin English Learners:


The following information and resources are made available for parents to know their legal rights as well as GLLA school policies and procedures.