Exceptional Learning

The Office of Exceptional Learning supports educational programming for students, ages two to twenty-one, who are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04).

If you suspect that your child may have a disability requiring special education, contact your child’s school principal, or the office of special education at: (757) 494-7600. Please visit: If Your Child Needs Help, for more information.

Learning Knows No Bounds


The following information is being provided to assist in clarifying how the current school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) exceptional learners. Specifically, we want you to be aware of how the closure will impact special education (including related services such as speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy), Section 504, and gifted education. More information for families of exceptional learners.

Special Education Resources

Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy Activities
Speech Resources
Behavioral and Social Emotional Resources

Enrichment Resources

Kindergarten Enrichment
First Grade Enrichment
Second Grade Enrichment
Third Grade Enrichment
Fourth Grade Enrichment
Fifth Grade Enrichment
Parent Tips

Section 504/Disability Discrimination
Should you have any questions concerning the application of Section 504, please direct them to the school division’s Section 504 Coordinator:   

Dr. Craig S. Pinello
Edwards-Wilson Center
2107 Liberty Street
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
Phone: 757-494-7600
Fax: 757-494-7573


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