Privacy Policy

FERPA NOTICE

The U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day that Alma d’arte receives a request for access.

    Parents or eligible students who wish to inspect their child’s or their education records should submit to the school Principal/CAO a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect.  The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

    Parents or eligible students who wish to ask Alma d’arte to amend their child’s or their education record should write the school Principal/CAO, clearly identify the part of the record they want to be changed, and specify why it should be changed.  If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

FERPA requires that Alma d’arte Charter High School, with certain exceptions, obtain a parent’s written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from a student’s education records. However, the school may disclose a student’s “directory information” without parental consent unless Alma d’arte’s Principal/CAO has been advised by the parent, in writing, to the contrary. 

The following information is designated as directory information: 

  • student’s name and age; 
  • student’s school and grade level; 
  • student’s address and telephone listing; 
  • student’s participation in officially recognized activities and sports; 
  • photographing and/or videotaping of the student for publicity or honors; 
  • student’s degrees, honors, and awards received; 
  • student’s dates of attendance at Alma d’arte.

Parents choosing to restrict their child’s directory information must submit a written letter of the request to Alma d’arte’s Principal/CAO on an annual basis. 

To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Alma d’arte to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: 

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202

To review the entire FERPA notification of rights, go to: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html 


NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE

Alma d’arte Charter High School does not condone or tolerate discrimination on the basis of ethnic identity, religion, race, color, national origin, sex, gender identify, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital status, or pregnancy in any program or activity of the school and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other identified youth groups.

Complaints
To file a complaint or to inquire about nondiscrimination, contact the Principal’s/CEO office:
Dr. Dan Lere
Principal/Title IX/504 Compliance Officer
Alma d’arte Charter High School
402 W. Court Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-541-0145

Alma d’arte Charter High School is a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission employer, and thereby takes all actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.