Redemption Academy offers additional services and
accommodations in order to address some of the
needs of our students. Please
note that while Redemption Academy will work
closely with the parents of a child in this
program, the program will be designed by an
The policies of
this program will be to fully consider the welfare
of the child and to include parental perspective
However, the school administration reserves
the right to review these accommodations and to
modify them during the course of the school year
with parents being informed.
Many of our accommodations are fluid in
that they are reviewed monthly to quarterly in
order to review the child’s specific needs,
diagnostic concerns and disabilities, and our
academic program which requires academic
considerations for each grade.
Decisions are made to consider the
child’s self-esteem and social integration, the
child’s disability as reported in current
evaluations made by licensed professionals, and to
strengthen the child’s ability and need to grow
spiritually, socially, emotionally, and
When a student
comes to us with an IEP or 504 Modifications,
Redemption Academy will review the existing and
current IEP or 504 and review with the parents
certain accommodations the school feels it is able
Please note that Redemption Academy is not
a special education school, so our students are in
a regular classes.
Where possible, Redemption Academy reserves
the right to have tutorial and support class
sessions in order to assist the children with
special needs in specific areas like reading,
grammar, and math.
Academy is not obligated to implement an existing
IEP or 504 normally, but it is our intention as a
school to work with the unique learning conditions
of all of our students, including those identified
by the school and parents.
Parents will need to review our program and determine
whether the existing program with our fluid
accommodations is an appropriate placement for his
or her child.
In addition to
accommodations, Redemption Academy will assign a
monitor to review the accommodations and
implementation. Please refer to FINANCES in order
to note the additional charges for these
additional services. In most cases, the monitor will be our Student Service
Coordinator or the homeroom teacher.
Some of the
additional services offered include:
Coordination or Accommodations Monitoring:
The SSC will work with the administration and
teachers in identifying and monitoring
accommodations for the child. The SSC will
also represent Redemption Academy at any IEP or
504 meetings called by the host school of a child
currently enrolled at Redemption Academy if our
attendance is merited.
Coaching: Redemption Academy offers a social
skills group which assists the student in learning
how to socialize and relate to other students at
the school, other peers within the community, and
with adults and family members.
Program: Once a week, Redemption Academy
will organize and implement a community-based
event so students are able to develop friendships
and relationships with one another and with adult
Students who need homework support will be able to
remain one hour after school on selected days as
part of the Homework Club. Please note that
the Homework Club is not a tutorial service.
who need academic and learning coaching during the
actual class time will be assigned an Educational
Aide upon availability for $20.00 an hour.
Students who need support in academic deficiencies
will be required to attend our After School
Tutoring: Students who need one-on-one
tutoring will have an opportunity to be tutored by
other students who are trained to provide peer
tutoring or with teachers for intensive tutoring.
Special Education Cluster:
Students in small groups may be placed in a
small groups tutorial during the school day with a
teacher trained in special education to teach
reading, grammar, and math.
Health Consultation: Students are able with
the use of their own family insurance to receive
mental health and behavioral health support
services. Redemption Academy uses the
independent service of master's degree clinician,
Tom Welter. Tom Welter takes HMSA, TriCare,
TriWest, Medicaid, Quest, Aloha Care, and most of
the major insurances.
Evaluation and Consultation:
Parents are able to have their children
evaluated by Dr. Ann Palozzi, licensed
psychologist in Hawaii.
Dr. Palozzi takes most insurances.
Dr. Palozzi’s office is in Kailua.
Speech and Occupational Therapies: Redemption
Academy does not provide speech and occupational
therapeutic support at the current time.
However, if a child has Speech and
Occupational Therapies outside of the school,
Redemption Academy will allow such therapeutic
events to occur on our campus.
Time and room must be pre-arranged with the
administration of the school, subject to