Special Education

ACA I & II provide special education services as independent local education agencies (LEAs) under the supervision of the El Dorado Charter SELPA. For more information on the El Dorado Charter SELPA, please visit: charterselpa.org.

For more information on the El Dorado Charter SELPA’s Local Plan, please visit charterselpa.org/governance/.

 

Child Find & Special Education Procedural Safeguards

ACA I & II provides special education instruction and related services as Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act (“IDEIA”), Education Code requirements, and applicable policies and procedures of the El Dorado County Charter SELPA. These services are available for special education students enrolled at the Antioch Charter Academies. We offer high quality educational programs and services for all our students in accordance with the assessed needs of each student. Our schools collaborate with parents, the student, teachers, and other agencies, as may be indicated, in order to appropriately serve the educational needs of each student. Information regarding ACA I & II’s special education oversight agency, the El Dorado County Charter SELPA, can be found at charterselpa.org.

A copy of the SELPA’s special education procedural safeguards can be downloaded from this link or on the SELPA website at charterselpa.org/parent-resources.

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et. seq) and California state law, Antioch Charter Academy I & II are responsible for identifying, locating, and evaluating children enrolled at our schools with known or suspected disabilities to determine whether a need for special education and related services exists. This includes children with disabilities who are homeless or are wards of the State. To ensure that eligible students are receiving the services to which they are entitled, we would like to request your assistance.

If you know of a child who has a disability or that you suspect may have a disability, you may refer that child’s parent or guardian to ACA or ACA II by contacting sped@antiochcharteracademy.org or calling the school office. Please note: All referrals are considered confidential. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.