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Special Education

Under the Individuals with Disabilites Act (IDEA), students with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate education (FAPE).

American Leadership Academy is pleased to serve those with disabilities and strives to provide the atmosphere, attention, and services necessary to help each student succeed.

Child Find: In accordance with State and Federal regulations (IDEA ‘04), we at American Leadership Academy routinely conduct child find activities to identify, locate and evaluate children with delays or disabilities who need early intervention or special education and related services.

An overall educational screening may be performed within 45 days of enrollment, including academic and behavioral observations and hearing and vision screening. Parents will be notified of any impairments or areas of concern.

For ALA students who may not be reaching developmental milestones or making academic progress, a student support team (SST) may also be formed to work with parents and teachers to address the student’s academic needs. Teachers, aides and parents will work together to set goals, monitor progress of students, and facilitate academic growth.

ALA routinely performs

  • Pure-tone screenings (hearing)
  • Distance screening (vision)
  • Speech and Language screening (articulation and language fundamentals)
  • Academic achievement and progress monitoring

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.” To learn more about FERPA, click here.

Resources:

Special Education (Arizona Department of Education)
Arizona Promising Practices
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