Special Services

Special Services

North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) complies with all federal and state education laws. The following information and resources are made available for parents to know their legal rights as well as NCVA school policies and procedures.

Procedural Safeguards: Handbook on Parents' Rights

This downloadable handbook [PDF] contains a full explanation of the procedural safeguards (legal rights) available to parents of a child with disabilities. The handbook is also available in Spanish [PDF].

Section 504 Education Policy: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

NCVA's policy is to provide a free and appropriate public education to each student with a disability enrolled in the school, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Learn more.

Child Find Process and FERPA Rights and Confidentiality

The Child Find process identifies, locates, and evaluates children with disabilities as well as gifted students. FERPA, a federal privacy law, gives parents protections regarding their children's education records. Learn more.

English Language Learners

For students who require English language support, NCVA provides an English as a Second Language Program. Learn more.

McKinney-Vento Act

NCVA complies with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, which is a federal law that ensures enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. Learn more.

Multiple Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

NCVA implements the MTSS framework for students who need more support or greater challenge to make academic gains. Learn more.

Request for Parent/Guardian Interpreter Services or Disability accommodations

Professional interpreter services may be requested at any time for parents/guardians of students with disabilities by contacting Gina Little, Special Programs Manager, at glittle@ncvacademy.org.

Additionally, if any parent/guardian has a disability or other limitation that would impact their ability to participate fully in their child’s educational planning process, NCVA would be happy to discuss accommodations that may be available in order to maximize the parent/guardian’s participation. Individuals seeking to discuss accommodations for this reason may contact Gina Little, Special Programs Manager, at glittle@ncvacademy.org.

Annual Public Notice of Special Services and Programs

In accordance with federal and state regulations, NCVA will provide an annual public notice to families informing them of NCVA’s child find responsibilities, procedures involved in the identification of educational disabilities and determination of students’ service and support needs.

Families are encouraged to review the following information that describes these regulations. Information regarding NCVA'S internal practices to comply with these will be available in the NCVA'S  Special Programs Manuals and Handbooks.

Privacy Policy

To maintain privacy of students’ special education records, both within its central office and across school systems and databases, NCVA follows protocols consistent with the federal regulations associated with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).)  for additional information about the privacy and security guidelines for your child’s educational records.

Notice of these rights is available, upon request, on audiotape, in Braille, and inlanguages other than English. Should you need further assistance or information regarding any of these accommodations, please contact Gina Little, Special Programs Manager, glittle@ncvacademy.org or any member of your child’s NCVA team for guidance

Additional Contacts

Foster Care Coordinator:  Paige Adams, padams@ncvacademy.org

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator/ Special Programs Manager: Stacey Bryant, sbryant@k12.com