Discovery Charter School has been awarded a grant for $69,000 from the
Indiana Department of Education for its special education program. The
Special Education Improvement Award will be used to purchase technology
tools to help increase learning for special education students both within
the resource room and the general education classroom.
Some of the items to be purchased include a laptop cart with 15 computers
for use by the students in the resource room. Websites that require
subscriptions will also be added. The websites offer additional reading,
math, and science resources. Star boards will be purchased to allow students
an interactive and visual approach to learning.
A portion of the grant has been reserved for the special education staff to
attend various conferences in order to improve instruction within the
general and special education settings. Professional development will also
include training on the star boards so that they can be utilized to their
The grant will also allow the resource room staff to purchase additional
manipulatives and reading materials for their students.