Vista Grove Preparatory Academy ( SPED/504) Exceptional Student Services Vista Grove Preparatory Academy makes available special education and related services to all eligible students. Vista Grove Preparatory Academy believes in the close collaboration of teachers, parents, and school administration to produce the best possible learning outcomes for students with disabilities. A free appropriate public education with a full continuum of services is available for eligible students with disabilities. If you suspect that your child has a disability and may be eligible for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), please contact the school’s exceptional student services coordinator or the school leader. You may also contact the Heidi Sinkovic, Director of Exceptional Student Services, at 602-953-2933. Child Find In compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Vista Grove Preparatory Academy is required to locate and provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for all enrolled students with disabilities. The following child find activities are conducted by Vista Grove Preparatory Academy to locate enrolled students with disabilities: Review of school records (from prior schools and school of current enrollment). Screening within 45 days of enrollment in the following areas: vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, cognitive ability, academic, and social emotional development. Refer children suspected of having a disability age birth to three years to Arizona Early Intervention Program and children age three to five years (not yet enrolled in school) to the appropriate state or community agencies. Provide information about concerns and student progress to parent(s) in writing. If appropriate, refer the child for an evaluation and/or other appropriate services. Referral and Evaluation Students suspected of having a disability may be referred to the school’s exceptional student services coordinator, school leader, or the Director of Exceptional Student Services by the parent or school staff for further evaluation. Evaluations will be conducted pursuant to the requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the IDEA. For more information on the school’s evaluation procedures under Section 504 or IDEA, contact the school leader or Heidi Sinkovic, Director of Exceptional Student Services at 602-953-2933. Special Education & Section 504 Records Pursuant to the Records Retention Schedule issued by the Arizona State Library, Records Management Center, special education records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, and testing data) will be destroyed four years after the student’s last fiscal year of enrollment. You may request a copy of special education or Section 504 records at any time by contacting the school office or The Leona Group special education records specialist at 602-769-2949. Special Education Links Procedural Safeguards Notice (Parent/Student Rights under the IDEA)Aviso de las Salvaguardias Procesales (Derechos de los Padres bajo la IDEA)AZ Department of Education: Know your Legal RightsAZ Find: Child Find InformationAZ Find Flyer (English)AZ Find Flyer (Spanish) For children birth through age 3, contactArizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) Parent Support: Raising Special Kids Section 504 LinksParent Rights and Procedural Safeguards under Section 504Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards under Section 504 (Spanish)AZ Department of Education: Section 504 Information Non-Discrimination Statement Vista Grove Preparatory Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated as compliance officers to handle inquiries about the non-discrimination policies: Mary BergVice President of Academic Support ServicesThe Leona Group7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 220Phoenix, AZ 85020602.953.2933 Heidi SinkovicDirector of Exceptional Student ServicesDistrict Section 504 CoordinatorThe Leona Group7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive, Suite 220Phoenix, AZ 85020602.953.2933 You also have a right to present a grievance or complaint through the school’s local grievance process. The District will investigate the situation, take into account the nature of the complaint and all necessary factors, and respond appropriately to you within a reasonable time. Parents may contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator for more information about the District’s grievance process. You also have a right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Education. The address of the OCR Regional Office that covers this school is: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Denver, CO 80204-3582 Voice Phone: 303-844-5695 Fax: 303-844-4303 TDD: 877-521-2172 Email: OCR.Denver@ed.gov Or visit: Contact OCR for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Vista Grove Preparatory Academy 2929 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85213 Phone: (480) 924-1500 l FAX: (480) 924-0552