Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

780 Fisherman Street, Ste. 210
Opa-Locka, Florida 33054
Office:  786-534-4528
Facsimile:  786-452-9349

Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

Arts Academy of Excellence is a tuition-free charter school located in Opa-locka, Florida and is the only performing arts charter school in North Dade serving students in grades 6-12. The school provides a high-quality educational program that incorporates wrap-around services and a curriculum that integrate performing arts and academics. Our aim is to develop students both academically and artistically. This school experience will not only assist students with being academically prepared but also successfully thriving as citizens in the real-world and as performers that challenge the conventions of traditional forms of art. Arts Academy of Excellence does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in its activities and programs, including employment policies and practices.

This Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination serves as the school’s compliance with the following:

  1. The Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 200d et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
  2. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 1974, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
  3. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
  4. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
  5. All regulations, guidelines, and standards lawfully adopted under the above statutes by the United States Department of Education.

The school further assures that all vendors, contractors, subcontractors, subgrantees or others with whom it arranges to provide services or benefits to its students or employees in connection with its educational programs or activities are not discriminating in violation of the above statutes, regulations, guidelines, and standards against those students or employees. The school also understands that the Department of Education may at Its discretion seek a court order requiring compliance with the terms of the Assurance or seek other appropriate judicial relief.

The following person is designated to address inquiries or concerns regarding Title IX, Section 504, and non­discrimination policies:

  • Kimberly Perkins, Conflict Resolution Designee, 780 Fisherman Street, Suite 210, Opa-locka, FL 33054; Phone 786-534-4528 or 786-608-2475.
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