MVPAZ Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice
Miami Virtual Program Arizona (MVPAZ) does not discriminate on the basis of a protected class including but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in the programs or activities which it operates or the employment therein or admission thereto. MVPAZ strictly adheres to all non-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and does not tolerate acts of harassment.
MVPAZ is committed to providing a safe environment in which students can learn. MVPAZ shall maintain a nondiscriminatory environment protecting students from discrimination and harassment. MVPAZ encourages students, parents, and staff to work together to prevent acts of harassment of any kind including bullying.
Harassment of students and staff members is prohibited at all academic, extra-curricular, and school sponsored activities. MVPAZ prohibits harassment in the school environment, whether or not the harassment initially occurred off school grounds or outside the MVPAZ's education programs or activities. The school environment includes school facilities, class connect sessions, and school-sponsored activities (such as extracurricular events or field trips).
MVPAZ complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., which is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter "schools") receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Title VI, Title IX, and Non-Discrimination Notice
Stride K12-powered schools in Arizona are committed to providing an environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence as regulated by Title VI and Title IX, and to ensuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Miami Virtual Program reserves the authority to independently deal with sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure set forth below.
Information and Assistance
Definition of Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (for students):
- Sex discrimination occurs when a person, because of his or her sex, is denied participation in or the benefits of any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.
- Sexual harassment is conduct that: 1) is sexual in nature; 2) is unwelcome; and 3) denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s educational program or activity. Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical.
Definition of Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (for employees):
- Sex discrimination occurs when a person who is qualified for a position at issue is subjected to an adverse employment action because of his or her sex.
- Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: 1) submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment; 2) submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the individual; or 3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the employee’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Any individual, who believes he or she may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or who believes that he or she has observed such actions taking place, may receive information and assistance regarding MVPAZ's policies and reporting procedures.
As required by Title IX, MVPAZ does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.