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.
NC EC Division website
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 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.
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.
Information about Multi-Tiered System of Support can be found in our Parent/Student Handbook [PDF].
Request for Parent/Guardian Interpreter Services or Disability Accommodations
Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may request professional interpreter services at any time for by contacting Stacey Bryant, academic administrator - special programs at firstname.lastname@example.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 to maximize the parent/guardian's participation. Individuals seeking to discuss accommodations for this reason may contact Stacey Bryant, academic administrator - special programs at email@example.com.
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 in languages other than English. Should you need further assistance or information regarding any of these accommodations, please contact Stacey Bryant, academic administrator – special programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any member of your child’s NCVA team for guidance.