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.
I joined the SkyView Academy team in the Summer of 2020 as the College & Career Counselor. I was eager to jump in and start advising students as Counseling and Guidance is my passion. I came to SkyView Academy after retiring from the University of New Mexico after 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. My family and I then relocated to CO where I hold a Special Services Provider 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 also the SkyView Academy Middle School Girls Volleyball A Team Coach so feel that I have a strong connection to SkyView and the students who attend SkyView Academy. I will continue to uphold the Vision and the Mission of SkyView Academy and the HS Leadership Team. I am honored and proud to be a part of the wonderful SkyView Academy community.
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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
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
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.
The National Resource Center on ADHD
Community Service Log (12th grade only)
Community Service Opportunities List
Find a therapist at Psychology Today
All Health Network or call 303-730-8858
WrapAround or call 303-688-4825 ext. 5327
The Crisis Center or call 303-688-8484
Douglas County Human Services Financial Assistance
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
United Way or dial 211
Family & Senior Homeless Initiative
Douglas County Housing Partnership
Social Networking Sites & Apps Kids Use
Parenting Guide for Tech Safety
Parenting Tips for Online Safety
Parent Toolkit Text / Social Media / Phone Monitoring
Edutopia - 5 min Film Festival
Colorado School Safety Resource Center
Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe
For Parents: Information on Cutting
For Students: How do I Stop Cutting
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
6161 Business Center Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130