The following are public notices that are required by either Federal, State, or City legislation for broad public dissemination:

Child Find Policy

The School supports and complies with all applicable federal and state laws, procedures and policies regarding the School’s child find responsibilities. The School will conduct all child find activities for students with disabilities or suspected disabilities who are enrolled in the School (its geographical area) so that they are appropriately located, identified and referred for evaluation. Parents or guardians have the right to review their child’s records and refuse permission to release information (except as required by, or permitted by, law to be released).

Pursuant to Ohio law, the School is required to perform the same child find duties as city, local, exempted village school districts, and will endeavor to adhere to its responsibilities in a manner that does not duplicate the duties of the city, local, or exempted village school districts.

A Child Find Notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the geographic area covered by the identification activity before any major identification activity.

See the Child Find Notice below (Legal references: 20 USC § 1412 et seq.; OAC 3301-51-03):

In accordance with Federal Regulations, Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act, Child Find Identification (34 CFR section 300.125, 300.451), Rule 3301-51-03(A) and (B) of the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities, this is notification that Focus Learning Academy, has a Child Find Policy for identifying, locating and evaluating all students with disabilities or suspected disabilities (grades nine through twelve) attending the district and in the geographical region who have a disability regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services.

Parents and others may contact Kathy Williams at (614) 269-0150 x2103 for further information or to request identification or other services.


Title IX Information & Training

Title IX Roadmap

Title IX & Charter Schools

VIDEO: Title IX – Culture-Community Engagement

Title IX – Assignments & Training

Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: 

An OCR Training Webinar.

Local Professional Development Meeting

Info and Meeting Schedule 21-22

Equal Educational Opportunities Statement

All students attending the Focus family of schools

will have equal educational opportunities. Students

have the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, marital status, pregnancy, age or disability, in all decisions affecting admissions; membership in school-sponsored organizations, clubs or activities; access to facilities, academic evaluations or any other aspect of school-sponsored activities. Any limitations with regard to participation in a school-sponsored activity are based on criteria reasonably related to that specific activity.

School Policies (Click To View)

For Equal Educational Opportunities Statement questions or concerns, please contact:

Kathy Williams
Title IX 504 Coordinator
Office: (614) 269-0150 x2103

Public Notice of Career-Technical Course Offerings Academic

The Focus schools of Columbus will offer the following career-technical courses this upcoming academic year. Career Based Intervention (CBI) – work-based learning opportunities to help students improve academic competence. Computer Skills and Keyboarding – designed to introduce students to the basics of computers and their use. Office XP and Business Foundations – gives students an introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite. Office Technology and Web Design – students learn about the latest trends in technology for the business environment.


Focus Career Advising Policy 22-23 

Call 614-322-7269 for more information.

Food Service and Wellness
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Board Of Directors of Focus believes that every child should be guided toward nutritious eating habits in order to maintain a healthy life style and combat obesity. Please

click here to review our Wellness Policy.

The breakfast time for each location is as follows:

Southeast: 7-8am

Southwest: 8:30-9:15am

North: 7:30-8:30am

Free and Reduced Price School Meals Applications (Download). Select your desired application below and click for a PDF version.

Ohio Summer Food Service Program
CLICK HERE – or – Visit

Public Notice of Restraint & Seclusion Policy

Focus Schools believe that the school environment should be one that ensures the care, safety, and welfare of all students and staff members.  Efforts to promote positive interactions and solutions to potential conflict should be exhaustive.  In the event that an individual’s behavior presents a threat of imminent harm to self or others the use of approved physical intervention or seclusion strategies to maintain a safe environment may be used as a last resort. Please review the policy in detail by clicking here.

Please click here or call 614-269-0150 X2103 for more information.

ESSA,ESEA, IDEA Pub Hearing, EEO, School Choice

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).The ESSA builds upon the critical work states and local educational agencies (LEAs) have
implemented over the last few years. To review all policy information regarding ESSA, ESEA, IDEA, EEO, and School Choice  – Download This Document.

Please click here or call 614-269-0150 X2103 for more information.