Enrollment Packet Policies

My Tech High program details:

Parents/students agree to all terms and conditions posted at https://co.mytechhigh.com as well as the detailed policies posted in Parent Link.  All program requirements may change without prior notice. Except on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age, we reserve the right to be selective of the students who participate in our specialized program.  All changes will be communicated to parents through Announcements in Parent Link.  

Repayment Policy for withdrawing early or failing to demonstrate active participation (up to $350/course):

“I acknowledge that my student is not enrolled in any other Colorado school Options Program and will stay enrolled as a part-time, home-based, distance education student of My Tech High’s Options Program through Vilas School District throughout the entire school year.

I understand that if my student withdraws at any time prior to the last day of instruction or fails to demonstrate active participation towards the approved educational plan, I am personally obligated to return or repay all costs associated with any and all curriculum, kits, software, devices, equipment, and/or technology received either directly from My Tech High or through a reimbursement process, which could be up to $350/course (pro-rated throughout the year).”

NOTE:  Any new computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet which is reimbursed with a student’s Technology Allowance funds remains property of the school’s program for three years.  If a student withdraws from the program after year one or year two, the parent will be asked to return the computer, Chromebook, or iPad/tablet or re-pay the depreciated value of the device.

Open Choice Enrollment

Parent understands that the student is requesting a school choice opportunity and is attending a school that may or may not be in the local boundary school / district of residence.  

Reporting Race and Ethnicity:

Parent understands that the school is required to report student Race / Ethnicity for all students. By marking “Undeclared”, parent understands that school personnel will do their best to determine/report the child’s race.  

FERPA – COPPA Privacy and Security

Please review detailed Data and Security Policies posted here.

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity:

It is public policy to provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all individuals prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status. This policy extends to all aspects of all programs.  

Civil Rights Grievance Procedure:

Complaints of discrimination should be filed with the individual’s principal or supervisor and/or with the school Compliance Officer/EEO Coordinator according to the provisions of the School Civil Rights Grievance Procedure. Complaints of discrimination should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the incident(s) in order to be effectively investigated and resolved.  

Permission to request a transfer of records from prior school (see sample letter):

“{Student Name} has enrolled in a part-time Options Program through Vilas School District. Your school has been identified as the student’s last school of attendance. In accordance with procedures and requirements set forth in code, we request that a certified copy of this student’s records, including the CUM file, transcript, discipline, state testing information, IEP and associated testing as well as 504 plan, be sent to us at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your cooperation on behalf of maintaining the most appropriate educational services for all students.”

Parent responsible and liable for student safety and supervision:

My Tech High requires all non-licensed employees, contract employees, and volunteers with significant unsupervised access to students to submit to a criminal background check and ongoing monitoring as a condition for employment, appointment, or assignment.

Furthermore, due to the nature of My Tech High’s home-centered, school-supported, personalized distance education program, each parent is fully responsible and liable at all time for their child’s safety and supervision.  Parents accept the important responsibility to not allow anyone without a thorough background check to have significant unsupervised access to their child.

Additionally, as a condition of enrollment or participation in this specialized educational program, each parent agrees to the following terms waiving all liability claims and holding My Tech High and their child(ren)’s school of enrollment harmless:

“As a parent, I agree to hold harmless and to indemnify My Tech High, Vilas School District, and all teachers, staff, owners, partners, educational providers, tutors, and mentors (collectively “Providers”) for any injury to person or property sustained by the student or by any person, firm, or corporation employed directly or indirectly by Providers or by any of the individuals participating with him/her, however caused, and any injury to person or property sustained by any person, firm, or corporation, caused by any act, neglect, default, or omission of any person, firm, or corporation directly or indirectly employed by Providers upon or in connection with any part of the program, or any other persons/parties performing services arising out of or in the course of the term of participating in the program.”

Informed Consent Form:

School provides a School Counselor to aid in the education plans and achievement of graduation goals of your student. There may be times a student shares information with the counselor which the student wishes to be kept confidential. Students have the right to confidentiality unless the information shared communicates a risk of harm to self or others. You hereby acknowledge that you are the legal guardian of the minor child, and do consent to the provision of counseling services by the school guidance counselor. You understand that while counseling is generally confidential, where there is risk of harm to self or others child abuse, or other legal requirements, the counselor may be required to release information to protect clients or others. You understand that in order to provide service in accord with the highest ethical and legal guidelines and to insure the highest quality of service, the above information complies with state law, federal privacy acts, and professional ethical standards.

Vilas Parent Handbook and other related policies:

VILAS STUDENT_HANDBOOK 2019-2020

2019-20 FEDS Application – ENGLISH

2019-20 FEDS Family Friendly Instructions English

2019-2020ColoradoMigrantEducationSurvey

CEP Public Release

Enrollment Multiple Release Page

Health Info Forms

Additional school information can be found on the website:

http://www.vilasre5.us/

Residency must be maintained throughout the entire school year:

Any student in the state of Colorado is eligible to enroll by showing a proof of Colorado residency within the last 90 days. Colorado residency will depend on whether the custodial parent or legal guardian is considered to be a resident of Colorado. If the person is deemed to be a “resident,” then the student will be eligible to participate. Students planning to temporarily leave the state may still enroll as long as residency is maintained. A domicile, once established, is not lost until all of the following three elements are met:

  1. A specific intent to abandon the former domicile;
  2. The actual physical presence in a new domicile; and
  3. The intent to remain in the new domicile permanently.