Student Services

Natalie Ferguson, Student Services Coordinator


Phone: 651-209-6320

Emily Cranberg, Counselor (K-8th)


Phone: 651-209-6320, Ext. 319

“It’s like belonging to a family of intellectuals. It seems more like a family than class.”

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Nova Classical Academy offers a variety of supports to meet student’s needs. These supports fall on a continuum based on the student’s level of need. Brief descriptions are listed below.

Direct Services Students work directly with special educators on a regular basis. They can work in a variety of settings: general education classroom, resource room or a combination.

Indirect Services This type of service mainly provides consultation services for general education teachers. The student receives his or her education in the general education classroom, and specialists are available to provide ideas and resources to make that student’s experience successful.

Resource Room Instruction This model of service provides pull out support for students. The students leave the general education classroom for assistance with general curriculum, specialized curriculum, and/or behavioral support. Time spent in this setting depends on student need.

Frequently Asked Questions related to Special Education at Nova Classical Academy  FAQ

Who is eligible for Special Education Services? Thirteen types of disabilities qualify for special education support. Further information here:

Section 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 C.F.R. Part 104) is a federal civil rights statute that assures individuals will not be discriminated against based on their disability. All school districts that receive federal funding are responsible for the implementation of this law. This law protects a student with an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, whether the student receives special education services or not. Examples of physical or mental impairments that may be covered under Section 504 include: epilepsy, AIDS, allergies, vision impairment, broken limbs, cancer, diabetes, asthma, temporary condition due to accidents or illness, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, depression, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Examples of major life activities that can be affected by the student’s disability include learning, thinking, concentrating, reading, speaking, walking, breathing, sleeping, caring for oneself, as well as major bodily functions, including brain function, immune system function, or digestive functions. This is not an exhaustive list.

Notice of Procedural Safeguards 1.6.15(Section 504)

Advocacy and Leadership Training for Individuals and Parents of Young Children with Disabilities

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Homework Club is free before and after school program available to students who attend Nova. There is no registration required. Lower School HC is M-Th 3.45 to 4.40 pm. Please contact Ms. Tousignant (Lower School) with questions. For Upper School HC, please contact Ms. Sasha Ross.

Morning Session

(Monday -Friday) for Lower and Upper School- 8-8.30 am in the Second Floor computer lab.

After School Session

Lower School (Monday-Thursday)- 3:45-4:30 p.m. (LS Academic wing)

Upper School (Monday-Thursday)- 3:50-5:00 p.m. (US Academic wing)

We are now accepting applications and requests for both peer tutors (School of Rhetoric) and students who may benefit from peer tutoring for the 2018-2019 School Year. Please contact Natalie Ferguson at for more information.

Speech Language Therapy

Becky Hagan: