So, I guess it all started a few months ago when my son had to take his FCAT. FCAT is a pretty standardized test and fairly simple in Florida so I wasn’t too worried. That is, until I learned that the school didn’t have the right accommodations set up for him for this simple exam (even though they knew months ahead of time these accommodations were not only good for the student but required by his IEP plan. After all, I sent him to this school for their AICE program (a program that awards him the AICE diploma if successful) This AICE diploma could get my son very far in school and we think it will based on his knowledge. However, the testing is far from acceptable and from what I can see, will not be fixed without some major fixes from the district. Please keep this in mind when looking for high schools for your children. This program for my son has always been the indisputable program for kids that want to be engineers. However, if your child happens to have a visual impairment, you may want to reconsider.
Something's got to change.