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          Back to School Open House
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          First Day of School
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          NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
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          Picture Day - Make-Up
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Special Education

About Our Special Education Department

The Special Education Director is Mrs. Cousin. The department includes two full-time licensed special education teachers and several paraprofessionals that work with students everyday to accommodate any needs that can’t be met in the classroom. Each student’s specialized instruction is derived from their Individualized Education Plan.

Carson Smith Scholarship

School districts and charter schools are required by Utah law, 53A1a-704(10) to inform parents of students with disabilities enrolled in public schools of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. 

For more information, or to see if your child qualifies, please visit the website maintained by the USBE that provides prospective applicants and their parents with program information and application forms at Carson Smith Scholarship.

The Ranches Academy Referral Procedure

If you know of any child whom you feel might qualify for these services, including students suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade, in a private school, homeless, or migrant, please contact the director or the Special Education office at 801-789-4000.

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Federal law mandates the provision of free-educational programs and/or services for persons with disabilities between the ages of birth and twenty-one. If a child is having significant difficulty with vision, speech, hearing, behavior, is experiencing slow development untypical for his/her age, physical impairments, or learning difficulty, he/she may be a child with a disability.