CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catapult Learning announced today that the company was named a Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship provider for school year 2015–2016, an exciting new development that allows Catapult Learning to expand its delivery of services to more students with special needs, including learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and health issues that present challenges in the school setting.
Catapult Learning, Inc., the largest provider of K–12 contracted educational services in the country, has been working with Ohio schools since 1989, currently serving nearly 2,000 students in more than 25 school districts and 45 schools throughout the state with federally and state-funded intervention and specialized services. As a JPSN Scholarship provider, Catapult Learning will be able to serve even more students with special needs in Ohio—both those who currently attend nonpublic schools to receive specialized programming and those in public schools who would like to attend a nonpublic school that may not currently offer a special education program suited to their needs.
The JPSN Program provides scholarships for children in grades K–12 with an IEP (Individualized Education Program) to receive special education services through an approved provider. The amount of the scholarships ranges from approximately $7,000 to $20,000 per student per school year depending on the student’s identified disability. The services Catapult Learning will deliver that are covered by the JPSN Scholarship include speech-language therapy, intervention services, 1:1 aides, counseling, nursing, school psychological services, and services pertaining to minor OHI (other health impairments).
Earning this prestigious providership indicates Catapult Learning’s status as a quality education services provider committed to serving the needs of Ohio’s special education students.
Underscoring this commitment, Alex O’Kulich, Senior Vice President of Operations for the Midwest and West for Catapult Learning, states, “We have been a proud partner of schools across Ohio for more than 25 years, serving thousands of students via Catapult Learning’s network of counselors, psychologists, special education instructors, nurses, aides, and math and ELA instructors. We look forward to being able to expand those services to meet the needs of even more students with this great resource for Ohio families.”
This JPSN Scholarship opportunity is both rare and distinct in that it gives parents the choice to send their children to special education programs beyond those operated by their school district. Parents can apply for this funding themselves. They no longer have to rely solely on the district to contract for special services, and it empowers them to take immediate and direct action on behalf of their child’s exceptional needs.
There are two application periods for the scholarship annually, with the next one running from October 1 to November 15, 2015. Parents interested in pursuing this option can find everything they need at: http://www.education.ohio.gov/jonpeterson.
About Catapult Learning
With an uncompromising commitment to educational quality, Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated the past four decades to improving academic achievement for all students through its suite of innovative technology-enabled K–12 programs. Catapult Learning's team of 5,100 educators work every day to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through research-based programs that include intervention, alternative school education, assessment, school improvement, and professional development solutions. Catapult Learning partners with over 500 school districts, including 18 of the 20 largest Title I districts in the United States, helping over 500,000 students reach their fullest academic potential. For more information, visit www.catapultlearning.com.