Exceptional Children

The mission of the Harnett County Schools' Exceptional Children’s Department is to provide specially designed instruction through a full continuum of services for students to prepare for a career, college, and community readiness. 

The vision of Harnett County Schools’ Exceptional Children’s Department is to ensure success for all students with disabilities while encouraging them to become contributing and productive citizens.


We provide special education and related services as designated by the federal mandates of the Individual with Disabilities Act and the regulations of the North Carolina Public School Law, Article 9.

New to the Area?

If you are new to Harnett County and have a child who has been receiving special education services, you will need to register your child at the school within your home attendance zone.  You will also need to complete the following steps at this link:

  • Complete an enrollment packet and ensure that you check "Yes" if your child has an IEP

  • Complete necessary transportation form

  • Share a copy of your child's most recent IEP

  • Sign a "Release of Information" form for access to your child's educational records

If your child requires specially designed instruction and you have any additional questions about enrollment, please feel free to contact the Exceptional Children's Office at (910) 893-8151.