Special Education & Psychological Services Commitment
Ánimo Inglewood's special education and psychological services team is committed to addressing barriers to learning through an integrated academic, social-emotional and behavioral system that bridges services to students with disabilities in an inclusive environment.
We provide high quality and accessible programming that embraces the strengths of our students. Our special education supports are created with high structure in order to foster a highly inclusive supported environment for all of our scholars and their families.
Department Contact Information
Dr. Susana Campo
Senior Director of Special Education & Psychological Services
(323) 565 - 1600
Special Education Program
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can my child attend Ánimo Inglewood if she/he has an IEP?
Yes, we are a public school and welcome all students.
I have questions about my child's IEP. Who should I reach out to?
Please contact the school and ask to speak with your child's special education teacher.
Who should I contact for a special education evaluation or support for my child?
Please contact our school psychologist to share your concerns.
Read Our Policy Below for Homelessness Resources
Our School Liason is:
Community School Manager
1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act for Homeless Children and Youth entitles all homeless school-aged
children to the same free and appropriate public education that is provided to non-homeless students. To that
end, Green Dot has adopted the following policy regarding the enrollment and education of homeless students.
A homeless student is defined as a person between the ages of two and eighteen who lacks a fixed, regular, and
adequate nighttime residence. It includes children and youths who:
- Live in an emergency or transitional shelter; abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a
regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- Live \"double-up\" with another family/are sharing the housing of other persons, due to loss of housing,
economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- Live in a hotel or motel due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
- Live in a trailer park or campsite due to lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
- Have been abandoned at a hospital;
- Reside in a home for school-aged, unwed mothers or mothers-to-be if there are no other available living
- Are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or
similar settings; and
- Are a migratory or abandoned, runaway, or throwaway youth that qualifies as homeless because he/she is
living in circumstances described above.
Homeless status is determined in cooperation with the parent or guardian. In the case of unaccompanied youth,
status is determined by the School Liaison.
The Principal designates the following staff person as the School Liaison for homeless students:
Community School Manager
1149 S. Hill St., Ste. 600
The School Liaison shall ensure that:
- Homeless students are identified by school personnel and through coordination activities with other
entities and agencies.
- Homeless students enroll in, and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed at Green Dot.
- Homeless students and families receive educational services for which they are eligible, including
- Head Start and Even Start programs, and referrals to health care services, dental services, mental
health services, and other appropriate services.
- Parents/guardians are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their
children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their
- Public notice of the educational rights of homeless children is disseminated at places where children
receive services, such as schools, shelters, and soup kitchens.
- Enrollment/admissions disputes are mediated in accordance with law, the Green Dot charter(s), and
- Parents/guardians and any unaccompanied youth are fully informed of all transportation services, as
- The School Liaison collaborates with State coordinators and community and school personnel
responsible for the provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths.
Green Dot shall immediately admit/enroll the student (subject to the school\'s capacity and pursuant to any
procedures stated in the charter), even if the student lacks records normally required for enrollment. Records
will immediately be requested from the previous school.
If the student needs to obtain immunizations or does not possess immunization or other medical records, the
Principal or designee shall refer the parent/guardian to the School Liaison. The School Liaison shall assist the
parent/guardian in obtaining the necessary immunizations or records for the student
DRESS AND GROOMING REGULATIONS
Students are to concentrate on cleanliness, neatness, good taste, and safety. The regulations listed below are to be observed by all students at all times.
Belts. If a belt is worn, it must be a tan, brown or black, standard width belt, and it must be properly worn at waist level. Belts may be webbed, braided or leather. Belts and belt buckles may not have logos, studs, chains or initials.
Footwear. Dress shoes or tennis shoes are permitted. All footwear must have closed toes and closed heels. No house shoes, slippers, or sandals of any kind are allowed.
Hair that is neat, clean, and fixed in such a way that it does not hang in the face facilitates student learning, as do beards and mustaches that are neatly trimmed.
Headwear. No hats, bandanas, wave caps, or visors are allowed on campus. Any student in possession of these items on campus will be sent to the office to turn over the item until the end of the school day. Parents must then come to pick up the item. Students will no longer be able to pick up the item at the end of the school day. Students may not wear their hoods in class. Girls may wear ribbons, rubber bands, barrettes, or headbands. No sweatbands are allowed on your wrists or your head.
Jackets/Coats/Sweatshirts. Must be all black with NO writing, emblems or logos of any kind except Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School or a college/university. The body and sleeves of all sweatshirts must be solid black. Any student wearing a jacket or sweatshirt that is not part of the uniform on campus will be sent to the office to turn over the item until the end of the school day. Students will be able to pick up the item at the end of the school day.
Pants/Shorts. Only trouser-style khaki pants/shorts are to be worn. The hem must not be frayed or ripped and sweat pants are not allowed. It is not permissible to cut the leg seam. Shorts must reach the top of the knee in length. Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist, not at the hip.
Shirts. Only black, collared shirts, preferably polo-style are to be worn. The only approved logo or name is that of Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School. All shirts must be tucked in at all times during school hours. When both hands are raised, the shirt must be long enough to remain tucked. All undershirts must be white, grey or black and must be worn under the shirt, not over the shirt.
Skirts/Skorts. Khaki skirts/skorts must be the appropriate size and must reach the top of the knee in length.
Tights/Leggings. Only solid white, beige, or black tights may be worn under skirts or shorts of the appropriate length. Tights with holes are not permitted.
Sweaters/sweatshirts. V-neck pullover, crew-neck pullover or cardigan in solid black may be worn.
Free Dress Days
The Principal authorizes and approves all Free Dress Days. They may reflect a particular holiday and/or theme; however, the following guidelines are to be observed on all Free Dress Days:
1. Boys and girls are permitted to wear casual pants, including clean and untorn jeans.
2. Boys and girls are permitted to wear T-shirts, sweatshirts or other casual shirts/blouses provided they are modest and do not make reference to drugs, alcoholic beverages, taverns, offensive activities or hard rock concerts, etc. “Double meaning” T-shirts are not permitted. At no time for boys and girls are midriff T-shirts, sweatshirts or other casual shirts/blouses to be worn as well as clothing that exposes the midriff (stomach/waist).
3. Girls may wear casual slacks, skirts, shorts and skorts and appropriate blouses. Undergarments are not to show at any time when students are in free dress. Skirts and skorts are not permitted if they are shorter than the uniform skirts and skorts.
4. Sandals are not permitted for either boys or girls.
5. Neither boys nor girls are permitted to wear caps or hats. Hats are not to be worn during class period.
6. Students must use discretion when selecting clothing for free dress days and any student who has doubt about what to wear, should simply not wear it.
In order to earn Free Dress privileges, a student must:
- Have fewer than five tardies total for the month.
- Have fewer than five detentions for the month.
- Have fewer than five Guided Studies for the month.
- Have no suspensions or in-school suspensions during the month.
Clothing for Dances
The Free Dress Day guidelines are to be followed for all informal dances. For formal dances, appropriate clothing is required. Formal dresses must be mid thigh or longer. Clothing must not reveal undergarments. Slits anywhere on the dress cannot be higher than the thumbs when hands are kept at the side. Formal attire includes tuxes, suits, or dress pants with a suit coat. A long sleeve collared dress shirt with a tie must at least be worn. Dress pants must be long. No cut-offs, shorts, or sweat suits. If a student is not dressed in appropriate formal dance attire, the student will be sent home and no refunds will be given.
The Education Protection Account (“EPA”) provides local education agencies (“LEA”) with general purpose funding from the State of California. This funding was provided by the passage of Proposition 30 on the November 2012 California ballot.
A spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting. EPA funds cannot be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. Each year, the LEA must publish on its website how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.
For more information, please visit the California Department of Education FAQs regarding the EPA.
The SAC shall review the Single School Plan addressing the following focus areas before September 15th for the ensuing academic year. The SAC will subsequently monitor the plan and applicable data, and if necessary, recommend modifications to the plan to reflect changing needs and/or priorities throughout the year:
- Curricula, instructional strategies and materials responsive to the individual needs and learning styles of our students
- Instructional and auxiliary services to meet the needs of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking students; students with special or exceptional needs; and advanced students
- A professional development program for teachers, other school personnel, paraprofessionals, and volunteers, including those participating in special programs
- Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement and develop and annually review a written parent involvement policy, pursuant to No Child Left behind. The policy shall:
- Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance
- Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies [under Title I] with parental involvement strategies under other programs as appropriate
- Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools, including identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background), and use the findings of such evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the parental involvement policies described in this section
- Involve parents in the activities of the school
- Discuss and develop a plan for the distribution of stipends and other forms of compensation including release time for services provided outside the normal instructional day, pursuant to the Agreement between Green Dot Public Schools and the Asociacion de Maestros Unidos (AMU). This plan will be submitted to the Green Dot Governing board for ratification prior to September 30th of each year
- Determine the calendar for the following academic year and submit the calendar to the Green Dot Governing Board for ratification prior to May 15 of each year
- Review the school budget to assure spending in accordance with the goals of the plan. The SAC will recommend the school budget for the ensuing fiscal year before the principal submits it for Green Dot Public Schools Board approval
- Other activities and objectives as designated by the Green Dot Board of Directors