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Student Support Services

Welcome to Student Support Services!

Like all charter schools, SkyView Academy is a public school. SkyView Academy serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. Charter schools are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, and certain other grounds. Laws applicable to students with disabilities include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at SkyView Academy. In some cases, a student's individual needs require that they be places in a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team. Under IDEA, students with disabilities are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The services a student requires under IDEA are described in an Individualized Education plan (IEP). Under Colorado law, the provision of FAPE and specific services required by a student's IEP are a joint responsibility of the charter school and their authorizer, which is the Douglas County School District in SkyView Academy's case.

Students who apply to SkyView Academy are not required to identify whether they have an IEP and SkyView Academy admits students without considering a student's disability. Once a student is admitted/enrolled in our school, an IEP team meeting may be required to determine whether SkyView Academy is an appropriate placement for the student based on their needs. In most cases, the services required by a student's IEP can be provided at SkyView Academy. In some circumstances, a student's individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location. For more information on our programs and services please contact the Director of Student Support Services.

Our team members are listed below. For a full list of resources in Douglas County (financial, mental health, medical, legal and many more) please check the Youth and Family Resource Guide or check resources available from the DC Sheriff through the Youth Education and Safety in Schools (YESS)program.  The DCSD Health, Wellness, and Prevention page can be found HERE.

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Lori Finnegan

Director of Student Support Services: Speech Language Pathologist, K-12

I am so honored to be a member of SkyView Academy’s Leadership Team. It means the world to me to work alongside a team that values student success and well-being as much as I do. I earned my bachelor’s and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University. After working in the Boston area in both the school setting and private practice for 10 years, the birth of our daughter brought us to the Denver area to be near family.…Read More
Elementary School Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x223
Biography

I am so honored to be a member of SkyView Academy’s Leadership Team. It means the world to me to work alongside a team that values student success and well-being as much as I do. I earned my bachelor’s and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University. After working in the Boston area in both the school setting and private practice for 10 years, the birth of our daughter brought us to the Denver area to be near family. SkyView welcomed me in 2011 as the K-12 speech and language pathologist. It has been an amazing experience to be a part of the growth and development of the Student Support Services team over the past 11 years. All students present with a unique combination of gifts and challenges. I am passionate about making learning accessible to all students and am grateful to have the opportunity to facilitate student development and confidence. Building and maintaining relationships with students, staff, and families is super important to me. I will continue to work with students schoolwide as a speech-language pathologist and as the Student Support Services Director.

When I'm not working, I do my best to keep up with my daughter. You can usually find me at a sporting event or driving to and from practices with our dog as my co-pilot. I also enjoy cooking, baking, traveling, hiking and reading.

I am committed to this school, our students, and our incredible staff. I'm so excited for a new school year!

Year Started at SVA: 2010
Favorite Things
College/University: Northern Illinois University

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Stacey Gardner

Elementary Counselor

I am so excited to be starting my third year at SkyView Academy. I grew up in Cape Town and moved to London as a teenager with my family. After working as a Speech Therapist in London and for a political think tank in Brussels, I moved to the US. I then decided to pursue my passion for supporting all students as a School Counselor.…and I love what I do!…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am so excited to be starting my third year at SkyView Academy. I grew up in Cape Town and moved to London as a teenager with my family. After working as a Speech Therapist in London and for a political think tank in Brussels, I moved to the US. I then decided to pursue my passion for supporting all students as a School Counselor.…and I love what I do! Lucky loves to join me at school, too. My son and I love to travel and explore new cultures. We also love watching soccer and tennis.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Manchester Met University, Manchester, UK, City University, London, UK and University of Denver, CO, USA

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Stella Heinrich

School Psychologist

I have been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and a school psych, since 2000. Born in Puerto Rico, I have 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Recently changed from Morantes to Heinrich- I am blessed with my husband and his family. Year Started at SVA: 2018 Favorite Things College/University: Albizu University, San Juan, PRRead More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x241
Biography

I have been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and a school psych, since 2000. Born in Puerto Rico, I have 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Recently changed from Morantes to Heinrich- I am blessed with my husband and his family.

Year Started at SVA: 2018
Favorite Things

College/University: Albizu University, San Juan, PR

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Angela Kamman

College and Career Counselor

I joined the SkyView Academy team in the Summer of 2020 as the High School College & Career Counselor. My family and I relocated to CO that same summer after retiring from the University of New Mexico with 26 years of service. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and earned my Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University.…Read More
High School
Biography

I joined the SkyView Academy team in the Summer of 2020 as the High School College & Career Counselor. My family and I relocated to CO that same summer after retiring from the University of New Mexico with 26 years of service. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and earned my Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. I currently hold a CO Professional Special Services License.

Working as the College & Career Counselor at SkyView Academy has allowed me to help ALL SkyView students with their college exploration, career exploration, and helping them prepare for what is to come once they graduate and move on into the real world. I am passionate about my work and the connections I build with our students.

I am also the SkyView Academy Middle School Girls Volleyball A Team Coach. Being involved with the SVA community in this way has allowed me to bridge that connection between the middle and the high schools. I will continue to uphold the Vision and the Mission of SkyView Academy and the High School Leadership Team. I am honored and proud to be a part of the wonderful SkyView Academy community.

Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
Favorite Things
College/University: BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University

 

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Jenny Perricone

Social Worker

Hello! I have had the privilege of being at SkyView Academy for the past eight years. This is my 19th year working as a School Social Worker. As a member of an amazing Student Support Team, our goal is to empower students to meet their full potential. Originally an Arizona native, my family and I have lived in Colorado for eight years.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x240
Biography

Hello! I have had the privilege of being at SkyView Academy for the past eight years. This is my 19th year working as a School Social Worker. As a member of an amazing Student Support Team, our goal is to empower students to meet their full potential. Originally an Arizona native, my family and I have lived in Colorado for eight years. When I am not at SVA, I enjoy exploring the beautiful mountains, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Year Started at SVA: 2015
Favorite Things
College/University: Arizona State University

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Rachelle Repa

Middle School Counselor

This is my third year at SkyView Academy, and I'm excited for what the new school year brings! I have a fourth grader that attends SkyView and absolutely loves it here. I'm a Colorado native and am always in awe of our beautiful mountains. I look forward to working with your family and know we will have an amazing year together.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

This is my third year at SkyView Academy, and I'm excited for what the new school year brings! I have a fourth grader that attends SkyView and absolutely loves it here. I'm a Colorado native and am always in awe of our beautiful mountains. I look forward to working with your family and know we will have an amazing year together.

Year Started at SVA: 2021
Favorite Things
College/University: Regis University

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Shelly Robertson

Elementary School Counselor

This is my 10th year as the K-5 School Counselor at SkyView and I can't wait to continue to support all of the students! I went part time two years ago, so the days I am at SkyView to support students are Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. I am originally from San Diego, California, but I attended Kansas State University (Go Cats!) for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.…Read More
Elementary School Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x222
Biography

This is my 10th year as the K-5 School Counselor at SkyView and I can't wait to continue to support all of the students! I went part time two years ago, so the days I am at SkyView to support students are Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.

I am originally from San Diego, California, but I attended Kansas State University (Go Cats!) for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I received my Master of Science in School Counseling in December 2014 and received my two Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education and Dance in December 2012.

My husband brought me to Denver back in 2015, and I have loved living here! We have 2 amazing little boys (4 and 1 years old), and I'm so excited to have my 4-year-old attend SVA Preschool this year.

On the side, for fun, I teach dance at Miller’s Dance Studio and choreograph for their competition team. I have danced since I was 2 years old, and it has been a huge part of my life. I also help people plan and book their Disney vacations as a travel agent. Overall, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, going to Disney, and watching TV and movies!

Year Started at SVA: 2015
Favorite Things

College/University: Kansas State University

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Jenna Touhey

Social Worker

Hi there! I have had the honor and privilege of serving the SkyView community for 6 years. I have filled many roles within education over the last 10 years and found my empowering students and families is my driving force. Originally from Upstate NY, my kids and I have enjoyed Colorado for the last 18 years.…Read More
High School
Biography

Hi there! I have had the honor and privilege of serving the SkyView community for 6 years. I have filled many roles within education over the last 10 years and found my empowering students and families is my driving force. Originally from Upstate NY, my kids and I have enjoyed Colorado for the last 18 years.

Year started at SVA: 2018
Favorite Things

College/University: University of Kentucky  

Text-A-Tip

Is sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s office. Students can send anonymous tips about suicide concerns, in-school crime or drug/alcohol use to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office via text message from their mobile device. All tips are anonymous and secure. Be sure to put SVA in the text message so they know what school it’s related to. Text 274-637 or via website www.p3tips.com/760

Safe 2 Tell

SAFE2TELL COLORADO is designed to help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community. The Student Section is meant for you – the students. It is intended to be a place where you can find information that you are interested in and provide ways to get help for a friend who might be struggling.

ADHD

The National Resource Center on ADHD

BULLYING

COLLEGE & POST SECONDARY READINESS

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Community Service Log (12th grade only)

Community Service Opportunities List

NAVIANCE (9th-11th)

COUNSELING  

Find a therapist at Psychology Today

All Health Network or call 303-730-8858

WrapAround or call 303-688-4825 ext. 5327

CRISIS 

The Crisis Center or call 303-688-8484

DRUGS/ALCOHOL 

Speak Now Colorado

Al-anon

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 

Arapahoe/Douglas Works

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

Douglas County Human Services Financial Assistance

Facing Foreclosure

Free and Reduced Lunch

FOOD 

Parker Task Force, Food Bank or call (303)841-3460

Fresh Harvest Food Bank or call (720)381-6169

Douglas/Elbert Task Force or call (303)688-1114

Southeast Community Outreach (SECOR) or call (720)842-5621

HEATING ASSISTANCE 

LEAP 

HEALTH 

Teen Health

Tri County Health Department

United Way or dial 211

Medical Assistance

Dental Discount Program

Doctor's Care

HOMELESSNESS 

Family & Senior Homeless Initiative

HOUSING ASSISTANCE 

Douglas County Housing Partnership

INTERNET SAFETY 

Phone & App Monitoring

Guarding Kids

Social Networking Sites & Apps Kids Use

Parenting Guide for Tech Safety

Internet Safety Tips

PARENTING 

Parenting PhD

Parenting Tips for Online Safety

Parent Toolkit Text / Social Media / Phone Monitoring

Edutopia - 5 min Film Festival

SCHOOL SAFETY 

I Love You Guys Foundation

Colorado School Safety Resource Center

Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe

SELF-HARM 

For Parents: Information on Cutting

For Students: How do I Stop Cutting

STUDENT SKILLS 

Organizational Skills

Test Taking Tips

Coping Skills

Backpack Organization

Planner Habits

SUICIDE 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

Yellow Ribbon Hope Line Network 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-784-SUICIDE)

Second Wind Fund or call 1-303-988-2645

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Association of Suicidology

National Mental Health Association

Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide

VISION ASSISTANCE 

Glasses

SkyView Academy
6161 Business Center Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
303-471-8439

Questions?:
communications@svak12.org

Enrollment?:
enrollment@svak12.org 

SkyView Academy Nondiscrimination Notice: SkyView Academy does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. SkyView Academy serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. For more information, visit the Student Support Services page under Schools.
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