New & High School Students
Apply to Napa Valley College by first creating an
OpenCCC account to access the online services of California Community Colleges. Then submit an application for Napa Valley College. (This process takes a few days.)
Complete an application for the DSPS program by calling 707-256-7345 or emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Remember to include verification of your disability (IEP, 504 Plan, or
certificated staff will meet with you to:
- engage in an interactive process to determine how your disability impacts your academics,
- determine what academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services,
- develop an
Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP).
- Upon your request, the DSPS staff will send an email to your instructors informing them of your accommodations. Please allow 3-5 days for request to be processed.
If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at 707 256-7345.
Continuing & Returning Students
- Remember to request your accommodations the
first week of every semester.
- Schedule an appointment with your DSPS counselor to discuss your academic progress and/or additional needs.
High School vs. College Support Services
|The school district is responsible for evaluation and documenting the disability.||Students are responsible for providing current documentation of their disability, including educational limitations, to the college.|
|An IEP meeting is held to determine placement and appropriate services.||DSPS professionals, working with registered DSPS students, will determine which services are appropriate.|
|Once a disability is documented, services are incorporated into the student’s daily schedule.||Once documentation has been provided and appropriate accommodations have been identified, students must request accommodation(s) prior to each semester.|
|Goals and objectives are determined for each student receiving services.||Students set their own academic goals with advice from their DSPS counselor.|
|Specific classes or placements must be available for students.||Colleges are not required to provide special classes or programs, but are required to provide appropriate accommodations based on documentation of disability.|
|Parents are notified and must give permission for any decisions regarding their son or daughter.||Parents are not notified of their student's academic progress or services. All college students, including those with disabilities, are treated as independent adults.|
|Teachers, administrators, and parents advocate for students.||Students are expected to advocate for themselves.|
|Re-evaluation of students is conducted by the school on a regular basis (generally every three years).||Re-evaluation of a disability is generally not required, unless significant changes in disability impacts educational limitations.|