ASU Preparatory Academy - Family Handbook


Special Education Services

ASU Preparatory Academy provides Special Education in accordance with all federal and state regulations and guidelines. While it is our belief that most special education needs can be met by the inclusion of the student in the classroom, students will be provided instruction as indicated in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Once enrolled, review of the student’s existing IEP will be conducted within 10 school days. All services at ASU Preparatory Academy will be provided in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). When the student’s teacher and/or parent/guardian suspect a disability, the pre-referral process will be initiated. If the pre-referral process leads to the need for consideration of special education eligibility, an evaluation or review of existing data, a meeting will be held and parent/guardian permission will be obtained in writing before an evaluation takes place.

After a student has been evaluated, a multidisciplinary evaluation team (MET) meeting will be conducted to determine the student’s eligibility for special education services. Team members include classroom teacher, school psychologist, special education teacher, administrative representative, parents/guardians and any involved related service providers. Based upon
results of this meeting and evaluation, an IEP meeting may be scheduled and an IEP may be developed by the team, which includes the parents/guardians and student. Our primary goal of services is to provide services and supports to students in the general education environment to the greatest extent possible. In compliance with IDEA 2004, ASU Preparatory Academy is notifying parents/guardians of the availability of special education services for students through 21 years old. Procedural safeguards are available upon request. To access services, please contact the school psychologist.