Noble Academy receives Federal Special Education IDEA Part B funds to assist with the education of handicapped children aged 3 through 21. We are hold a brief informative meeting annually for any local community member to attend and discuss how the IDEA funds are used.
The meeting will be held prior to the June 11, 2016 Board Of Education meeting at 9:30 AM in the Concept Schools Columbus Regional Office, 2356 Morse Road, Columbus OH.
Statewide Testing & Compulsory Attendance
Noble Academy Columbus is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take Achievement tests and other examinations prescribed by law.
In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school.
For more information about this matter contact the School Manager or the Ohio Department of Education
Parents Right to Know
As a parent you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including highly qualified status of the teachers, the teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline.
Annual Meeting About Title I Programs
At the beginning of every school year, we talk about Title programs during our Student/Parent orientations. Please look for the announcements for those dates.
ELL Parent and Students
We provide ELL services for students whose primary language is not English. We also provide information about our services to our parents in a language they understand. Please contact the office for details.
We follow the following guidelines for homeless children.
The McKinney-Vento Act’s definition who qualifies as a homeless child or youth is quite broad: “Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence,” including, but not limited to:
Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason (“doubled up”).
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
Abandoned in hospitals.
Awaiting foster care placement.
Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live.
Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
Migratory children living in the above circumstances
If a child is homeless, we provide the following services.
We will work with the students to help with transportation.
Students have a right to immediate enrollment, even if they don’t have all of their paperwork – for example, medical/health records, proof of residency, former school records, immunization records.
Students have a right to access to all of the school’s programs and services on the same basis as all other students, including special education, migrant education, vocational education, school nutrition programs (school breakfast and lunch), and extracurriculars.
Students and their families have access to a dispute resolution process through the Ohio Department of Education when they disagree with a school about how the McKinney-Vento Act applies in their situation.