Section 504 Overview

The Special Services department is responsible for the administration of the school's Section 504 programs. Students at CSArts-SGV participate in a fully inclusive general education program experience through supports provided to them through their 504 plans. Section 504 provides accommodations and services for eligible students when a medical, cognitive, or mental condition affects a major life functioning.

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...".  Section 504 provides appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of students to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities are met. 

For additional questions about Section 504, please reach out to Coordinator Sean Kerr via email at  or Assistant Principal Nicole Read via email at

Compliance & Due Process Complaints

The Board has designated the Section 504 Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504, including any investigation of any complaint alleging non-compliance with the Acts or alleging any actions that would be prohibited by the Acts. More information regarding these rights may be obtained through CSArts-SGV Section 504 Grievance & Due Process Procedures.