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Special Education

Amber Englehart

Director of Special education

Excelsior Charter Schools provides students with disabilities a free appropriate public education. We are an independent study charter school with options for on-campus support. Excelsior provides an inclusion model in which all students are educated in the general education environment to the greatest extent appropriate for each student's individual needs. Excelsior offers all services outlined in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP), including but not limited to: specialized academic instruction, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, and college/career awareness. Excelsior provides these services either in-house or contracted with a nonpublic agency.

If you have any questions about Excelsior's Special Education program, you may contact the Special Education department at ext. 1459 or by email,


Child Find is a critical component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It ensures that all children with disabilities, regardless of their severity, receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). 

DeAnna Crocker

Special Education Coordinator

760-245-4262 ext. 1315

Martin Amesquita

Department Assistant

760-245-4262 ext. 1459

Jennifer Morrow

Support Specialist

760-245-4262 ext. 1498

Genesis Cortes

Support Specialist

760-245-4262 ext. 1402