HOW IS EDUCATION DATA PROTECTED?
We follow federal and state education privacy laws and adhere to privacy and security policies. When we use an online service provider to process or store data, they also must adhere to certain federal and state privacy laws. We also expect them to use current security protocols and technology. For example, the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents rights related to their children's education records and personally identifiable information. Additional information is available in our annual notice to parents of their rights under FERPA and the U.S. Department of Education at http://familypolicy.ed.gov. Additionally, the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prevents child-directed websites and apps from collecting certain personal information from anyone under 13 years of age without parental permission. Our school system may consent on behalf of parents in the education context when student information is collected for school's exclusive use and benefit and for no other commercial purpose. Under FERPA, our vendors cannot use the education records we provide in any way that is not authorized by the school district. They cannot sell this data or allow others to access it except as we permit in accordance with federal and state education privacy law.
We are working to improve your children's education by ensuring it meets their unique needs. It would be very difficult to accomplish this goal without the ability to capture important information about your child's progress. Protecting personal information in secure and responsible ways is at the heart of our efforts to provide a richer and more dynamic learning experience for all students.
Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning ensures that student data privacy and security are a priority. Student data is handled securely in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security law (C.R.S. Section 22-16-101 et seq.), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Protecting personal information in a secure and responsible way is at the heart of our efforts to provide a richer and more dynamic learning experience for all our students.
There are three places where some student data is shared. The sub-menu links on the left explain each area in detail.
Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning's Governing Board maintains policy JRA/JRC, Student Records/Release of Information/Student Data Privacy.”
Colorado Springs School District 11 created training videos on Student Data Privacy:
To view the companies that have access to student data at AcademyACL, please see the list here. For all other programs that AcademyACL uses in coordination with Colorado Springs District 11, please visit their Technology Department.