A referral must be initiated before a student can be considered for special education services. After a complete battery of testing by a psychologist and a multi-disciplinary staffing is held to determine eligibility, if the student is found eligible and the parents agree, placement of the student is made. An individual educational plan (I.E.P.) is on file for every student in the special education program. This plan is developed within the context of courses which are offered in the special education program. Special education students must meet the same graduation requirements that all students must achieve.