GES Welcome Letter 07/27/17
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GHS Welcome Letter 07/18/17
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GMS Welcome Letter 07/11/17
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Open House 2017 08/10/17
Students from across the city were welcomed into all Galax City Schools today for the annual Open House.  ...
Galax Cheer Routine 201... 02/05/17
Each year the Galax Cheer Squad prepares a special routine for the home Grayson basketball game.  This ye...

Special Education

"Special education" means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parent(s), to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including instruction conducted in a classroom, in the home, in hospitals, in institutions, and in other settings and instruction in physical education. The term includes each of the following if it meets the requirements of the definition of special education: (§ 22.1-213 of the Code of Virginia; 34 CFR 300.39)


Galax City Public Schools serves children with disabilities ages 2-21 inclusive. Children are served through a variety of activities, programs, and services, which includes classroom accommodations, consultation, inclusive classrooms, and direct instruction in separate classroom locations. Additionally, related services (speech and language, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special transportation, counseling, etc.) are provided for students with disabilities when determined necessary by the child’s IEP Team. The goal of Galax City Public Schools is that all children, including those with disabilities, graduate with skills necessary for employment and/or postsecondary education.

Disabilities served by Galax City Public Schools:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness or Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment or Blindness


Virginia Department of Education Special Education website


Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia


Links for Parents:


A Parent's Guide To Special Education English  Spanish



Your Family’s Special Education Rights—Virginia Procedural Safeguards Notice





Local Policies and Procedures