Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit network of charter schools dedicated to improving education by developing excelling public prep schools. Great Hearts’ academies are substantially outperforming other public and private schools, proving that tuition-free schools can do a superb job of educating students if they are smaller, more efficient, and set higher expectations for all students through a core, classical liberal arts curriculum. We gladly prepare our graduates for success in the best colleges and universities in the nation, but our main purpose is the formation of the soul, heart, and mind. We believe that the highest goal of education is to become good, intellectually and morally. The success of Great Hearts is based on combining an unwavering commitment to classical liberal arts education with the understanding that our schools can constantly be improved through sound, data-driven leadership.
Great Hearts is currently comprised of a network of twenty-nine academies in Phoenix, Irving, and San Antonio. Currently, we server more than 19,000 students across our network. This critical mass of highly impressive graduates will change the educational landscape in Phoenix, and the Great Hearts network will be a catalyst for reforming public education in Arizona. Additional information can be found at www.greatheartsamerica.org/careers .
Program Summary 504/RTI/CTC:
To support the campus Section 504 program and to ensure provision of needed services. Ensure compliance with all state, federal, and local Section 504 requirements. Serve as campus Response to Intervention Coordinator and Campus Testing Coordinator.
Knowledge of Section 504 Federal Law
Ability to organize and facilitate services
Knowledge of general education curriculum and instruction
Knowledge of instructional accommodations
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Self-directed, detailed-minded problem solver
Ability to interpret data
Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents, students, and staff
Duties and Responsibilities :
Maintains compliant campus records and documentation for all eligible Section 504 students.
Ensures the implementation of Section 504 procedures on the campus:
Determines appropriate Section 504 Team composition
Facilitates evaluations/eligibility determination
Provides Notices and Consents
Develops Section 504 Plans and monitors the implementation of the 504 Accommodation Plan
Distributes a copy of the current accommodations to all appropriate teachers and administrators and have recipients sign for receipt.
Schedules Annual Reviews of each Section 504 student Plan
Assures that Section 504 plans move with the student to the next level or new school.
Complete the Section 504/Dyslexia PEIMS form on every student, give to the Office Manager for entry into the data base.
Serves as a daily resource to Campus Administrators, Teachers, and Community
Advises the school administrator regarding discipline issues and procedures for Section 504 eligible students being considered for suspension or expulsion.
Serves as a liaison between the campus and other District staff regarding Section 504 issues.
Attends periodic District Section 504 training/Meetings
Ensures the implementation of Response to Intervention procedures on the campus:
Inputs Response to Intervention student data.
Creates, monitors and updates student Intervention Plans.
Regularly communicates with Campus Administrators, Teachers and parents about student progress.
Recommends referrals when appropriate
Serves as the Campus Testing Coordinator:
Creates MAP schedule and conduct assessments.
Organize campus assessment data.
Attend trainings for STAAR assessment and regularly communicate with Campus Administrators and District Testing Coordinator.
Coordinate campus STAAR testing and procedures.
Ensure students with IEPs and 504 plans receive individual accommodations.