The Section 504 program is named for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal law that requires public schools to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities so that these students can access the school’s general education curriculum and learning opportunities.

Unlike special education, Section 504 does not prescribe specialized instruction for eligible students. Instead, the Section 504 program ensures that eligible students with disabilities get the reasonable accommodations or services they need to access the DCPS curriculum and learning opportunities.

For additional information on eligibility and the process for developing a 504 Plan, please visit the DCPS website:


Serving: All students with disabilities who have related services outlined in their IEP
Grades: PK3 through grade 12