Special Education Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities in North Central Colorado

The Colorado Destinations Career Academy (CODCA) is devoted to providing equal educational opportunities to all students, including those with disabilities. In line with federal and state regulations, CODCA issues an annual public notice to families informing them of their rights and responsibilities, as well as the procedures for identifying educational disabilities and determining student service and support needs. CODCA offers a variety of special education services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, including assistance from special education teachers, paraprofessional staff, nurses, school psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, and physical therapists. The school also follows Child Find requirements to guarantee that all eligible students with disabilities receive the necessary services and support.

In addition to providing special education services, CODCA also follows protocols consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to maintain the privacy of students' special education records. Misael, a sixth-grade student at Barrett's Sierra School, is close to achieving his goal of going on a school field trip for indoor skydiving. Vrain and Littleton Public Schools have partnered with CODCA to serve their special education students. Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (Destinations) also offers comprehensive special education services to support students and meet their needs, allowing them to thrive in school and beyond. Students may be eligible for certain accommodations or services if they have a mental or physical disability that significantly restricts or prevents participation in or access to an aspect of the school program and otherwise meet the requirements under applicable laws.

This will be done without discrimination or out-of-pocket costs for the student or family in terms of essential complementary aids, services or accommodations determined to provide equal opportunities to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities, to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities and to the extent required by law. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) also provides resources for schools taking measures for extended periods to protect community health. School psychologists may be asked to participate in the virtual provision of short-term services.