Special Education

Special Education

Special Education services are offered at Salt Lake Arts Academy to enrolled students who qualify.  For questions about special education services, please call Deborah Candler,  801-531-1173.

The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program (CSS) is a parent choice model for Utah residents that provides tuition assistance for eligible special needs students enrolled in eligible private schools. It is designed for students who would qualify for special education and related services in public schools, preschool through 12th grade (321 years of age) whose parents choose an eligible private school. Together, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), CSS eligible private schools, and parents determine special education eligibility through a process guided by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); the same requirements for special education services in public schools.

To learn more about the Carson Smith Scholarship, visit www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx


Child Find Notice -- If a child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech, and/or behavior or is experiencing slow development atypical for his/her age, physical impairments, or learning difficulty then he/she may be a child with a disability. Disabilities that could interfere with education include autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disabilities, communication disorders, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. Federal law mandates the provision of free educational programs and/or services for such persons.

If you know of a student who might qualify for special education services, including a student suspected of having a disability even though he/she is advancing from grade to grade, please contact the Salt Lake Arts Academy special education department by emailing [email protected], or calling 801-531-1173.