ASU Preparatory Academy - Family Handbook


Special Education Services

ASU Preparatory Academy is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment that respects and upholds the rights of all students, including those with disabilities. We adhere to all federal and state regulations and guidelines regarding Special Education. We believe in promoting the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities, recognizing that each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) outlines the appropriate instructional support they require. While we strive for the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general classroom setting, we ensure that instruction is tailored to meet their specific needs as indicated in their IEP. Once enrolled, a 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 and/or communicate the suspicion of a disability impacting the student’s ability to access their education, the pre-referral process will be initiated.

If the pre-referral process leads to the need for consideration of special education eligibility, a review of existing data meeting will be conducted by the multidisciplinary evaluation team. Team members include classroom teachers, individuals to interpret educational implications (usually a school psychologist), special education teachers, administrative representatives, parents/guardians, student, and any involved related service providers.

If a psychoeducational evaluation is proposed, written permission for the evaluation plan will be requested from the student’s parent/guardian. After informed consent has been obtained, the team will complete the proposed testing within 60 calendar days. After a student has been evaluated, the multidisciplinary evaluation team will reconvene to review the evaluation results and to determine the student’s eligibility for special education services. If the student is found eligible for special education, the team will meet to develop an IEP within 30 days of the determination of eligibility.

Our primary goal is to provide services and support 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. For questions about special education, please contact your student’s campus school psychologist or the Director of Exceptional Programs.