What is ESY?

"ESY" stands for "extended school year." Some students with disabilities require an extended school year in order to receive a "free appropriate public education (FAPE)" . Hence, a standard school year calendar may not be enough to satisfy the state and federal entitlement to an appropriate education. An ESY program, as part of FAPE, may include education and related services. ESY services are designed to ensure the student maintains skills and/or behaviors learned during the school year. They are not designed to assist in acquiring new skills or behaviors.