Individual Education Plans & Individual Service Plans

An Individualized Education plan (IEP) serves several purposes within the public school setting. It is documentation of a child’s official diagnosis, areas of strength and need, goals and accommodations and services provided. When a student transitions from a public school to a private school, parents need to move from an IEP to an ISP, an Individualized Support Plan. This is the nonpublic version of an IEP.

Since Midwest Academy is located within the Carmel Clay School District, the District supports services to students who attend Midwest. If your child is eligible, these services can include speech therapy, vision support, occupational therapy, academic support and/or consultation services even if the student resides outside the Carmel Clay School District.

When your child becomes a student at Midwest Academy, we strongly encourage parents to transition from an IEP to an ISP or to initiate a request for an evaluation. Eligible students should maintain an ISP throughout their time at Midwest Academy.

The key benefits of ensuring each eligible student maintains an ISP include:

  • Creating a record of service for your child which enables them to access needed services
  • Enabling access to assistive technology equipment to be used at school and/or in the home
  • Facilitating accommodations in external test-taking settings, such as the ACT or SAT
  • Ensuring communication and consultation between public and private school
  • Supporting potential access to student services, assistive technology and other accommodations in postsecondary institutions
How to Initiate the ISP Process - Students Recently Registered in Carmel Clay School District
Step Students Recently Registered in Carmel Clay School District
1 Contact your child’s former school and communicate the following:

  • Your child is now enrolled at Midwest Academy, a nonpublic school, located in the Carmel Clay School District
  • You are requesting that an ISP be developed.
  • Request the name of the person you spoke with. Record the date and time you had the conversation.
2 Email Casey Danubio, Director of Counseling and Human Development, at cdanubio@mymwa.org to notify her that you have contacted your child’s former school. She will contact them to flag them as a Midwest Academy student who is requesting an ISP.
3 One of the following members of the Carmel Clay Private School Team should contact you within 10 school days to schedule a Case Conference meeting to be held at Midwest Academy.

If you do not live in the Carmel Clay School District, you will need to complete and submit the following Consent for Release Form to the appropriate contact listed above.

 

4 Participate in the Case Conference Meeting with Casey Danubio and bring the following:

  • Former or current educational or psychological evaluations, IEPs, ISPs, 504s, etc.
  • Pertinent medical information, such as list of medications/dosages
  • List of services currently being provided and paid for independently, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, tutoring, etc.


How to Initiate the ISP Process - Students NOT Registered in Carmel Clay School District

Step Students NOT Registered in Carmel Clay School District
1 Go to the Carmel Clay Parent Portal to register your child:

Enroll your student in the following school:

  • Grades 4-5: Mohawk Trails Elementary
  • Grades 6-8: Clay Middle School
  • Grades 9-12: Carmel High School

NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • You are not required to upload birth certificate, proof of residency, or immunization records.
  • You do not need to register all other students in your household who do not attend Midwest Academy or Carmel Clay School District.
  • Though you will complete the Transportation Plan, Network User Agreement, and other portions that will not apply to your student, you will still need to complete all required fields/forms marked with an asterisk in order to complete and submit the registration.
2 Email Casey Danubio, Director of Counseling and Human Development, at cdanubio@mymwa.org to notify her that you have registered your student. She will contact them to flag them as a Midwest Academy student who is requesting an ISP.
3 One of the following members of the Carmel Clay Private School Team should contact you within 10 school days to schedule a Case Conference meeting to be held at Midwest Academy.

If you do not live in the Carmel Clay School District, you will need to complete and submit the following Consent for Release Form to the appropriate contact listed above.

4 Participate in the Case Conference Meeting with Casey Danubio and bring the following:

  • Former or current educational or psychological evaluations, IEPs, ISPs, 504s, etc.
  • Pertinent medical information, such as list of medications/dosages
  • List of services currently being provided and paid for independently, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, tutoring, etc.


If you have additional questions, please contact Casey Danubio at cdanubio@mymwa.org.