Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
College & Counseling

Accommodations

School Accommodations

Christopher Columbus High School aims to ensure an equitable learning environment for all students. We do not provide modifications to the curriculum, but students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodation(s) within the classroom setting and assessments.
Parents/guardians must provide a current copy of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, and/or Psychoeducational Evaluation by a licensed psychologist.
 
The Psychoeducational Evaluation must:
  • State the specific disability
  • Be current – completed within the last three years
  • Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history
  • Describe the comprehensive testing and results used to arrive at the diagnosis
  • Describe the functional limitations
  • Describe the specific accommodation in relation to the disability
  • Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator
The counseling department will review all documents submitted, determine if there is a demonstrated need, and will create a School Accommodation Plan. The submission of an evaluation does not guarantee that the school can provide any or all accommodations, if these exceed what the school can provide through the academic program or campus facilities. School Accommodation Plans will be reviewed annually to determine continued eligibility.

Standardized Testing Accommodations

Students with a School Accommodation Plan may be eligible for accommodation(s) on standardized testing through the College Board and/or ACT. Parents will be required to complete additional forms giving the school consent to petition the assessment entities.  A petition does not guarantee eligibility, and the only accommodation(s) that will be requested are those on a student’s School Accommodation Plan. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, and doctor's notes are usually not sufficient by themselves.  Each request must be supported by documentation, including appropriate academic and diagnostic test scores.

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    Ms. Lourdes Rayneri 

    Teacher/Test Accommodations Coordinator
    ext. 2690
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.