HARASSMENT / TITLE IX
When a student (or staff member) is sexually harassed, local, state, and federal law (commonly referred to as "Title IX") and American Academy policy include certain processes and protections that American Academy (AA) generally follows and imposes.
Gender-based discrimination and harassment prohibited by Title IX means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
Any parent who believes their child has experienced harassment should click here to find more general information, the policy we follow, and how they may file a Title IX complaint. You may also e-mail Steve Colella, AA's Title IX compliance officer.
American Academy will promptly respond to all allegations of sexual harassment that occur in American Academy's education program or activity. All reports and written reports of sexual harassment from students, employees, and third parties should be immediately forwarded to AA's Title IX compliance officer. Upon receipt, the Title IX compliance officer will follow up consistent with the policy we follow.
American Academy staff undergoes annual Title IX training. If you're interested, you can find that training here.
For additional information on DCSD Title IX, please follow this link.