IDEA Greater Cincinnati School Performance & Policies

Parent’s Right to Know©

In accordance with the requirement of Federal law, if the School receives Title I funds the School shall notify all parents that they may request, and the School will provide in a timely manner, the following information on the student’s classroom teachers: 

  1. whether the teacher(s) have met the State requirements for certification or licensure for the grade levels and subject areas in which they teach;
  2. whether the teacher(s) is teaching under any emergency or provisional status through which the State requirements have been waived;
  3. whether the teacher(s) is teaching in the field of discipline of their certification; and
  4. whether any paraprofessionals are providing services to their child(ren) and the qualifications of those paraprofessionals, where applicable.


In addition, the parents shall be provided: 

  1. information on the level of achievement and academic growth of their child(ren), if applicable and available, on the required State academic assessments; and
  2. timely notice if the student is assigned to, or has been taught for more than four (4) consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Non-Discrimination Policy1

The Management Company must be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment practices, including those pertaining to recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion or compensation (i.e. wage rate), layoff or termination, and selection for training shall be administered in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to age, color, sex, national origin, disability, race, religion, status of a Vietnam veteran, military status, or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.  The Employer is required to make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Any employee with a question or concern about discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring their concern to the attention of the Human Resources in accordance with the Management Company’s policies.  Please refer to the Employer’s handbook for the Employer’s non-discrimination policies and procedures.

1 29 USC 631; 29 USC  06(d); 42 USC 2006(c); 42 USC 12101; R.C. 4112.02; 4111.17

Child Find2

The School supports and complies with all applicable federal and state laws, procedures, and policies regarding the School’s child find responsibilities.  The School will conduct all child find activities for students who are enrolled in the School (its geographical area) so that they are appropriately located, identified and referred for evaluation.  Parents or guardians have the right to review their child’s records and refuse permission to release information (except as required by, or permitted by, law to be released).   

Pursuant to Ohio law, the School is required to perform the same child find duties as city, local, exempted village school districts and will endeavor to adhere to its responsibilities in a manner that does not duplicate the duties of the city, local, or exempted village school districts.   

A Child Find Notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the geographic area covered by the identification activity before any major identification activity.

220 USC 1412 et seq.; OAC 3301-51-03. 

Graduation Requirements

Students in the classes of 2023 and beyond must meet three key components to graduate: (1) Course Completion, (2) Competency Demonstration, and (3) Readiness Demonstration. In addition to these three key components, students must also meet state graduation test requirements to graduate.

Course Completion

Ohio students must complete a minimum of 20 units, with specific units required in each content area. Given IDEA’s college for all mission, our students will not only meet these course requirements, but graduate with 27+ units. Below is an outline of IDEA’s graduation plan which outlines what high school courses students will take 8th – 12th grade.

Subjects/Credits8th Grade9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
English Language Arts
4 Credits - Time Allotment
-Pre-AP English I (1) - 60 minsPre-AP English II (1) - 60 minsAP English Language (1) - 60 mins
Pre-Calculus (1) - 60 mins
AP English Literature (1) - 60 mins
3 Credits
Algebra I (1) - 60 minsGeometry (1) - 60 minsAlgebra II (1) - 60 minsPre-Calculus (1) - 60 minsAP Calculus AB (1) - 60 mins
AP Statistics (1) - 60 mins
4 Credits
-Pre-AP Biology (1) - 60 minsPre-AP Chemistry (1) - 60 minsAdv. Physics (1) - 60 mins
AP Physics (1) - 60 mins
AP Biology (1) - 60 mins
AP Chemistry (1) - 60 mins
Social Studies
4 credits
-AP World History (1) - 60 minsAP U.S. History (1) - 60 minsAP U.S. Gov & Politics (1) - 60 minsAP Psychology (1) - 60 mins
AP Human Geo. (1) - 60 mins
Foreign Language (three minimum, four recommended)
Must be taken every year. We will accept other foreign language credits. At a minimum 2 credits must be from the same langauge.
Foreign Language
3 credits
Spanish I (1) - 60 minsSpanish II (1) - 60 minsSpanish III (1) - 60 minsAP Spanish Language (1) - 60 minsAP Spanish Literature (1) - 60 mins
Additional Courses
Fine Arts
2 credits
--Art, Dance, Music or Theater (2) A/B Rotation--