Student Services and Nondiscrimination

Alternative Education Services

The Park City School District Alternative Education Program is an individualized instructional program for students who need additional support.  We are committed to helping each student develop self-discipline, personal values and social responsibility.  This program is housed at the Park City Learning Center, 2400 Kearns Blvd.  Eligibility will be reviewed and approved by the Alternative Education Referral Committee.  See your PCHS Counselor for more information.

Special Education Services

The Special Education Department offers individualized instruction, methods, learning strategies and specific educational/vocational plans according to each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).  In attempting to cooperatively meet a student’s goals in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), placement may include general education classes with completion of all aspects of the core curriculum, general education classes with a consulting special education teacher, inclusive classes with necessary student accommodations, inclusive classes with modifications that alter core curriculum objectives for appropriate individual IEP goals and objectives, one or more resource classes, a self-contained learning environment with goals that stress daily living, functional academics, personal/social, pre-occupational vocational and leisure skills community access and/or employment/internships experience is also available if the IEP team deems it appropriate.  Grading in any of these various placements may include letter grades, pass/fail notations and/or transcript codings.  See your Case Manager for specific courses not listed in the catalog.

A referral for Special Education services involves team interventions, parental involvement, staff input, formal and informal assessments and information/sharing meetings.  This process may take several weeks.  If special education testing, classification and/or placement is warranted, a meeting to develop and write an individual education program is held.  This meeting involves the student, parents, teachers and other support services personnel.

See the PCSD Special Education page for more information about education for students with special needs.

English Language Learner (ELL) Services

ELL services are for students that need assistance in learning to speak, read, listen to and write English during the school day.  If a language other than English is spoken in the home (as reported on the PHLOTE form at the time of school enrollment), the student’s English language proficiency will be assessed.

The assessment will test the student’s oral, reading and writing skills in English.  The student will be placed in the language proficiency program that will best meet his/her needs based on the results of the assessment.  ELL program services include instruction and support in oral language skills, listening skills, reading skills, writing skills and will be taught in an ELL classroom or (depending on how well they are learning English) will be supported in the general education classrooms.  Other potential types of support may include making modifications in the general education classroom, after-school programs to help with tutoring and/or homework, summer school, or special education for students who qualify for services because of a disability that impacts their ability to learn.

Parents have the right to decline ELL services for their child.  Direct ELL program questions to the school’s ELL program advisor or the school Administrator overseeing ELL services.

Section 504 Accommodations

Parent Notice Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – Programs for Students with Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against persons with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance.  Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who…

Has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, sleeping, standing, lifting, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, helping, eating, bending, or operation of a bodily function.  (This is not an exhaustive list of major life activities which means even if an activity or function is not listed it can nonetheless be a major life activity.)

The school district has the responsibility to provide accommodations and services to eligible individuals with disabilities.  The district acknowledges its responsibility under Section 504 to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students.  No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program or practice in the school.

If you have questions, please see the PCSD Section 504 web page and/or contact your school’s Administrator overseeing 504 services.

Nondiscrimination Policy Grievance Procedure

The policy of all schools in the Park City School District is to provide equal opportunity to all of the educational and employment services, programs and activities in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 as amended; and all other related regulations, guidelines and standards lawfully adopted under the statutes or by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights and Department of Education.  Park City High School sponsored programs and activities will be open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap or mental status.