Can my child receive accommodations in advanced classes such as Pre-AP/AP?

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Students with disabilities are allowed the same opportunity to participate in Pre-AP and AP classes as their non-disabled peers. In order to receive an accommodation in an advanced class, the student must be eligible to receive the accommodation in a regular class. For example, if the student needs the use of a computer in a regular class setting, the student would also be allowed to use a computer in an advanced class. Conversely, if a student does not need additional time to complete tests in a regular class, the student could not receive extended time for tests in the advanced class. One other factor to be considered when determining appropriate accommodations is the unique nature of advanced classes. If the accommodation would change the nature of the Pre-AP or AP class, it would not be allowable in the advanced class. Reduced assignments would be an example of an alteration of content.