Athens Area School District recognizes that every student has particular learning needs. These needs can be addressed through a regular education class; inclusion in a regular class with supportive services; a special education class; or a special program. To develop an effective educational program for each student, identification activities are available to discover individual strengths and weaknesses. This is done with specially trained personnel having the goal of choosing an appropriate educational setting for each child. The identification process can be initiated by the school or by parent request. Our district is committed to providing each student the opportunity to maximize their individual learning potential. Thus, we provide a continuum of educational settings to accommodate each student.