Christopher Columbus High School

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


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. Denise Ramirez 

    Test Accommodations Coordinator
    ext. 2296
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

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.