Vanguard Classical School provides a full array of student services for individuals identified with a disability. Currently, at Vanguard, we serve students with many types of abilities and disabilities. Upon being drawn in the lottery and prior to formal enrollment, each individual IEP is considered as to whether the needs of the child can be met in the programs offered at the school. Vanguard Classical School is responsible for all services to students eligible for special education. For further information about the identification and evaluation procedures and the provisions of services to disabled students, refer to our handbook. Grievances and/or compliance concerns may be resolved through the Grievance Process as outlined in the handbook as well as the Colorado Department of Education’s Procedural Safeguards
A process is a multi-tiered approach to providing services and interventions to students who struggle with learning at increasing levels of intensity based on progress monitoring and data analysis. The RTI/MTSS process has the potential to limit the amount of academic failure that any student experiences and to increase the accuracy of special education evaluations. This could also reduce the number of children who have been mistakenly identified as having learning disabilities when their learning problems are actually due to cultural differences or lack of adequate instruction. Information and data gathered by an RTI/MTSS process can lead to earlier identification of children who have true disabilities and are in need of special education services.
Section 504/ADA It is the responsibility of the school to identify and evaluate students who, under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, need special services in order to receive FAPE. Students may be eligible for services under this provision even though they do not require services pursuant to IDEA.
1. In compliance with a federal law known as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Aurora Public School District will provide to each protected disabled student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related supplementary supports, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the person’s abilities.
2. In order to qualify as a protected disabled student, the child must meet the following definition: he or she must be of school age, with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as learning) or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program. (In addition, one who in the past has had such a disability or is perceived by others as having such a disability may also be protected by law from discrimination on the basis of disability).
3. Even students who have not been eligible to receive services under the traditional special education programs, (provided pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) may be eligible to receive supplementary supports, services, and accommodations if they fall within the definition of disability stated above.
4. Vanguard Classical School follows the policies and procedures IHBA Special Education/Programs for Handicapped/Disabled/Exceptional Students of Aurora Public Schools.
5. For further information about the evaluation procedures and provisions of services to disabled students, contact your site's Student Services Coordinator.
6. Grievances and/or compliance issues may be resolved through the Grievance Process outlined in the handbook.