Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise (LAAAE) works to identify students who do not have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), but may be in need of a pre-referral intervention plan. Students who may be in need of special education services may be screened from already available data regarding the student’s progress or lack thereof within the general education program. Students who do not appropriately respond to Response to Instruction and Intervention may be referred to a formal special education assessment. LAAAE may also refer a student for services through the provisions of a Section 504 Plan, if more appropriate. Parents may also request a referral for an evaluation.
IEPs are annually reviewed to determine a student’s progress toward meeting goals. Every three years, students undergo a triennial evaluation to determine continued eligibility for special education services.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination/harassment on the basis of disability. Los Angeles Academy Arts and Enterprises has specific responsibilities related to the provision of a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to school age individuals with disabilities under Section 504 and the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We are committed to providing our students with disabilities and their families:
- High standards for all children;
- Opportunities for children with disabilities to interact with non-disabled children;
- Equitable access to general education curriculum;
- Progress monitoring of instruction and achievement; and
- Appropriate special education instructional, curricular, and behavioral supports and services layered within the school environment to meet children’s individual assessed needs.