Student Services

Faculty member talking with a student.The Student Services Department at Prospect Hill Academy provides and oversees services that support students with diverse learning needs. In accordance with state and federal regulations, Prospect Hill Academy is committed to ensuring that all students receive a free and appropriate public education which fosters academic, emotional, physical, and social growth.
 
Prospect Hill Academy is committed to an inclusive, differentiated model of education. It is our belief that students with disabilities should be educated, to the maximum extent possible, with their same age peers, and that English learners should be given the opportunity to access the general education curriculum standards while developing their language skills. Our services and programs promote supportive learning environments that encourage all students to reach their individual potential while maintaining high performance standards.
 
The Student Services Department oversees the following programs:
  • Special Education (including Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Therapy)
  • Section 504
  • English as a Second Language
  • Civil Rights
  • Education for Homeless Students
  • Health Services (Counseling and Nursing) 
Child Find: In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 2004) and Massachusetts Special Education regulations 603 CMR 28.00, Prospect Hill Academy provides screenings and evaluations for all children enrolled in Prospect Hill Academy Charter to determine eligibility for special education services. Any parent, caregiver, or teacher may refer the student for evaluation if they suspect the presence of a disability that may preclude the child from progressing effectively in a regular education program. If you believe your child may be in need of special education services, please contact your child's principal or special education team chair as listed below. 
 
Early Childhood Campus Team Chair: Kristina Junco [email protected]
Upper Elementary Campus Team Chair: Victoria Carr [email protected]
Grades 7 - 9 Team Chair: Callie Kniffin [email protected]
Grades 10 - 12 Team Chair: Danielle Makarious [email protected]
 
Contact Us
For support or information concerning Special Education, Education for Homeless Children, Foster Care, and Civil Rights, please contact Alison Bradley, Director of Special Education. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 617-684-8554.