Special Education at GCPA
GCPA embraces the opportunity to service all students.
Our school offers a Special Education program to help your student get the support he/she needs to thrive in school and beyond.
Grand Canyon Private Academy's Special Eeducation program supports students who are eligible through an incoming IEP/ISP, an evaluation report, or a 504 plan. Students with disabilities will be provided the K12 curriculum. Special Education teachers will work with students to provide the program as written in the student’s Individual Special Education Plan (ISEP), which is developed by GCPA staff and the parent/guardian.
If a student with a disability requires a related service such as speech therapy or occupational therapy, GCPA will provide the guardian an ESA list of approved providers for these services.
Questions about Special Education Services should be directed to Sandi Brueck, Special Education Administrator, email@example.com.
Request for Parent/Guardian Interpreter Services or Disability Accommodations
Professional interpreter services may be requested at any time for parents/guardians of students with disabilities by contacting Sandi Brueck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if any parent/guardian has a disability or other limitation that would impact their ability to participate fully in their child’s educational planning process, Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) would be happy to discuss accommodations that may be available to maximize the parent/guardian’s participation. Individuals seeking to discuss accommodations for this reason may contact Sandi Brueck at email@example.com.
Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) will communicate with the resident district for to identify, locate, and evaluate all enrolled children who may have disabilities. Disability, as stated in IDEA, includes such conditions as hearing, visual, speech, or language impairment, specific learning disability, emotional disturbance, cognitive disability, other health or physical impairment, autism, and traumatic brain injury. The process of identifying, locating, and evaluating these children is referred to as Child Find.
In order to comply with the Child Find requirements, GCPA will help ensure that all GCPA students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, who are in need of Special Education and related services—are identified, located, and evaluated by their resident districts —including students with disabilities who are homeless or students who are wards of the state.
Parent/Guardian permission and involvement is a vital piece in the process. Once a student has been identified as having a "suspected disability" or identified as having a disability by their resident district, Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) will ask the student or the student’s Parent/Guardian for information about the child such as:
- How has the suspected disability or identified disability hindered the student’s learning?
- What has been done, educationally, to intervene and correct the student’s emerging learning deficits?
- What educational or medical information relative to the suspected disability or identified disability is available to be shared with the school?
This information may also be obtained from the student’s present or former teachers, therapists, doctors, or from other agencies that have information about the student.
All information collected will be held in strict confidence and released to others only with parental permission or as allowed by law. In keeping with this confidence, Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) will keep a record of all persons who review confidential information. In accordance with state regulations, parents have the right to review their child's records.
Special Education (IEP) or Service Agreements (504 Plans)
Once the evaluation process is completed by the student’s resident district and eligibility has been determined, the resident district may offer an Individual Service Plan (ISP) or 504 Plan. At this point, GCPA will complete an individualized Special Education plan (ISEP) for the student, indicating the Special Education program and accommodations that will be provided. The ISEP will be developed in collaboration with the student’s parent/guardian.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Grand Canyon Private Academy (GCPA) follows protocols to ensure students' records remain confidential both within its central office and across school systems and databases.