All learning support records are kept separately from the student’s regular academic records. All evaluations and pertinent learning support data are confidential. The Learning Support Program does not release plans to anyone outside Albuquerque Academy without prior written consent from the parent or guardian. Learning Suggestions and Accommodation Plans are provided to the student’s teachers and faculty members who have an educational need to know. Learning Suggestions and Accommodation Plans do not include specific scores — such as IQ or achievement scores, but they do include the specific diagnosis and reference medication. Plans are labeled with a clear message indicating that the information in the plan may not be shared or released without consultation with the Learning Specialist.
Grades and Transcripts
Support from the Learning Assistance program or accommodations provided to students do not affect Albuquerque Academy grading or discipline policies. All students are covered by the guidelines established in the Academy’s Student and Parent Handbook.
Students’ transcripts do not reflect that he or she has an Accommodation Plan or received support from the Learning Support Program. Families may choose, however, to discuss accommodations and special learning needs with their student’s college adviser. This information may help the adviser and student find colleges that understand and can meet their learning needs. Students may choose to provide prospective colleges with an explanation or description of their learning challenges and the strategies they used to successfully meet those challenges. In order for students with diagnosed disabilities to receive accommodations at the post-secondary level, they must provide current diagnostic information and may be asked to provide documentation that they received support at the high school level. The Learning Specialist in the 10-12 Division is available to discuss issues pertaining to the transition to the post-secondary level. Decisions about what to release or disclose beyond Albuquerque Academy is solely up to the parents, guardian and the student.