Special Services at OPA
Ogden Preparatory Academy offers a wide range of services for students with special needs. Services include special education, disability services through 504 plans, and services for students who are English language learners.
Special Education and 504 plans
Ogden Preparatory Academy encourages student participation in the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. However, we know that general education is not always the best possible learning environment, especially for students with significant learning disabilities or behavioral struggles. OPA offers 504 plans, as well as special education services for students with mild, moderate, and severe learning disabilities or behavioral difficulties. If you’d like to inquire about our range of services, please contact Elizabeth Callison at 801-627-3066.
Ogden Preparatory Academy is responsible for Child Find identification and evaluation for all students suspected of having a disability currently attending this school. This includes any students k-9th grades who are in need of an evaluation for possible special education or intervention services. Early identification and intervention may be essential to your child’s development.
If your child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, behavior, is experiencing slow development typical for his/her age, physical development or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability that requires specialized instruction through special education. If you suspect that your school age child may have a disability, please contact your child’s teacher or the Special Education Department at 801-627-3066.
Below is a brief summary of the Procedural Safeguards notice, approved by the Utah State Board of Education in December, 2016. For more information, or to read the full text of the safeguards in English, please click here. For Spanish, please click here.
Procedural Safeguard Summary
Special Education Policies and Procedures at OPA
Ogden Preparatory has developed the policies and procedures outlined in the document below in accordance with the August 2020 Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules.