Student Services

Student Services

Student Services

Exceptional Student Services (ESS)

Welcome to CGUHSD Exceptional Student Services.
Where “ALL means ALL”

Special Education is a “service not a place”, and here at CGUHSD we provide the continuum of services to meet the needs of ALL students identified with different disabilities.


Special Education Services

Special Education services and programs of the Casa Grande Union High School District shall emerge from the general educational program to meet the instructional and environmental needs of our exceptional children. An exceptional student is defined as any student who, because of an identified disability, requires specially designed instruction in order to receive a free, appropriate public education.

Special Education is a service-not a place. Special Education shall be provided through a continuum of services which include instruction in the general education classroom with supplementary aids and services, services integrated into the general education classroom, specialized instruction in a resource or pull-out setting, instruction in a specialized classroom, instruction in a special school, home instruction, and instruction in hospitals or institutions. The removal of students with disabilities from the general educational environment will only occur when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in general education classes or in a building with non-disabled students, with the use of Special Education services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily. The District may contract, as necessary, for the education of students with disabilities in approved public or private agencies when the needs of the student cannot be met within the district.

It is the policy of the Casa Grande Union High School District that students with disabilities:

  1. Will be located and identified.
  2. Will have comprehensive evaluation services which define both needs and strengths.
  3. Will have Individual Education Programs designed to meet their specific needs.
  4. Will be offered special help based on the individual education program in the Least Restrictive Environment possible, and as close as possible to the student’s home school.
  5. Will have any potentially harmful effects considered prior to placement for Special Education services.
  6. Will be educated to the maximum extent possible with non-disabled peers.
  7. Will have their programs reviewed at least annually.
  8. Will be re-evaluated or considered for re-evaluation at least every three years.

Students in public or private institutions or other care facilities will be educated with nondisabled peers to the maximum extent appropriate. The district will establish procedures for monitoring the programs of such students, and will provide for reintegration into the public schools when recommended in the student’s Individual Educational Programs. No child in an institution, who is capable of being educated in a general public school setting as defined by the IEP, will be denied access to education in the public schools.

Contact

V. Renée Morales
Morales, V. Renée
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, & Student Services
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1117
Molly Ryan
Ryan, Molly
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4110
520-836-8500 x3545 (CG)
520-876-9400 x4110 (VG)
Lee Brown
Brown, Lee
Student Services Compliance Specialist
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1110

504 Coordinator (District Office)

Molly Ryan
Ryan, Molly
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4110
520-836-8500 x3545 (CG)
520-876-9400 x4110 (VG)

504 Coordinator (CGUHS)

Kerrie Gordon
Gordon, Kerrie
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3110

504 Coordinator (VGHS)

Deanna Addison
Addison, Deanna
ESS Teacher
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4542

Title IX Coordinator (District Office)

V. Renée Morales
Morales, V. Renée
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, & Student Services
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1117

Title IX Coordinator (CGUHS)

Doris Simmons
Simmons, Doris
Assistant Principal, Student Affairs
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3106

Title IX Coordinator (VGHS)

Miguel Marrero
Marrero, Miguel
Assistant Principal, Student Affairs
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4107

ELL Coordinator

Dr. Johanna Even
Even, Dr. Johanna
Leadership & Development Executive Director
Office: 520-316-3360 x 1143
Molly Ryan
Ryan, Molly
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4110
520-836-8500 x3545 (CG)
520-876-9400 x4110 (VG)
Eva Vasquez
Vasquez, Eva
ELL Assistant
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4100

Medicaid Specialist

Sarah Jamerson
Jamerson, Sarah
ESS Medicaid Specialist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3546

School Psychologists (CGUHS)

Cassandra Bennett
Bennett, Cassandra
School Psychologist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3568

School Psychologist (VGHS)

Kelly Blunk
Blunk, Kelly
School Psychologist
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4147

Speech Language (CGUHS)

Holly Adams
Adams, Holly
Speech Language Therapist
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3800
Jim Ludlow
Ludlow, Jim
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 000-000-0000
520-836-8500 x3702
520-876-9400 x4152
Darci Torres
Torres, Darci
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3502

Speech Language (VGHS)

Jim Ludlow
Ludlow, Jim
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 000-000-0000
520-836-8500 x3702
520-876-9400 x4152
Elle Ludlow
Ludlow, Elle
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4152

Transition Specialist

Sonya Hendricks
Hendricks, Sonya
ESS Transition Specialist
Office: 000-000-0000
520-836-8500 x3907
520-876-9400 x4151
Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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