Requests for Accommodation
Even though Notre Dame Preparatory is not legally bound to accept students with disabilities needing accommodations, it is consistent with Catholic Church teaching to do so if reasonable accommodations can be provided. Notre Dame sets the following conditions:
- With reasonable accommodations, the student can meet the bona fide educational requirements of Notre Dame Preparatory.
- Parents have notified the Administration at the time of registration and in the personal interview that the student has a diagnosed and documented disability, or a 504 Plan not more than three years old.
- The school will not provide reasonable accommodations unless there has been a comprehensive assessment completed by a qualified, credentialed examiner. The evaluation includes relevant educational, psychological, developmental, and medical history. The assessment should have a specific diagnosis of a disability, clearly describe functional limitations, and include specific recommended accommodations.
- Once a student is accepted and a possible disability might be contributing to the student’s lack of success, parents can be requested to seek a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment of their child.
- An assessment and its recommendations, although necessary and helpful, do not determine accommodations at Notre Dame Preparatory. Notre Dame has the sole responsibility to determine what accommodations are reasonable according to its available resources.
- The Guidance and Counseling Department will facilitate a conference concerning students who have documented learning disabilities. The conference will include the student’s parent(s)/guardian, the student’s teachers, and the student. A plan of action and/or accommodations will be devised if necessary.
- Conferences are held after school from 2:45-3:30 p.m.
*For more links please visit www.edline.net and click on "Guidance Corner"