Exceptional Student Services
Highland Prep is committed to creating a learning environment that ensures all students with disabilities receive a high-quality education. HP will comply with section 613(a)(5) and 613(e)(1)(B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by adopting Special Education Policies and Procedures that ensure all children with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). These services will be provided in an inclusive model with a continuum of special education and 504 services to meet the needs of all students with disabilities. Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) progress steadily towards post-secondary preparedness and placement. HP will ensure that services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) are made through ACT, and the College Board for PSAT, SAT, and AP tests. HP will contract with special education specialists and service providers as needed. Additionally, classroom teachers will be trained on 45-day screenings, accommodations and modifications, and will be required to read and sign an acknowledgement that they have read each child’s IEP prior to the start of each quarter for each student with a disability whom they teach.
English Language Learners
Highland Prep will provide appropriate English Language Learner (ELL) support to qualifying students in accordance with state and federal laws. HP will use Arizona’s Primary Home Language Other Than English (PHLOTE) survey to identify students who need to take the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA). If a student scores Pre-Emergent/Emergent, Basic, or Intermediate, the student will be designated an ELL and will receive English Language Services with parent consent. Services will be provided either through Structured English Immersion (SEI) or an Individual Language Learner Plan (ILLP), depending on the number of students who qualify. HP will ensure that its students receiving English Language Services progress steadily through reclassification towards fluency and post-secondary preparedness and placement.