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AA                                   
Able and Ambitious (courses) or Double A Course
ABE Adult Basic Education
ACT American College Test
ADA Average Daily Attendance
ADA American Disabilities Act
ADE Arizona Department of Education
ADM Average Daily Membership
AEA Arizona Education Association
ALC Alternative Learning Center
APE Adaptive Physical Education
ASBA Arizona School Boards Association
ASC Administrative Services Center 63 E. Main St. Mesa
ASRS Arizona State Retirement System
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C

CAT Curriculum Advisory Team
CCAP Community Curriculum Advisory Panel
CCBG Comprehensive Competency Based Guidance/Counseling
CD                              
Communication Disorders
CEP Career Exploration Program
COE                                  
Cooperative Office Education
CRT                                    
Criterion Reference Test
CSC Curriculum Services Center;  549 N. Stapley Dr.
CTE Career and Technical Education

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D

DES                                 
Department of Economic Security
DECA Distributive Education Clubs of America
DIBELS  Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

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E

EAP  
Employee Assistance Program
ECA ExtraCurricular Activity Tax Credit
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
ELAD English Language Acquistion Department/ Migrant
ELL English Language Learner
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act
ESL English as a Second Language
ESY Extended School Year
EMECEC                                    
East Mesa Early Childhood Education Center
EVA East Valley Academy
EVIT East Valley Institute of Technology

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F

FACS                                    Family and Consumer Science
FBA Functional Behavioral Assessment
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America
FEP Fluent English Proficient
FERPA Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act 1993
FTE Full Time Equivalent

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G

GED                      
General Education Development
G & T Gifted and Talented
GUS Growing Up Successfully

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H

HBD                                      Homebound
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HR Human Resources/Personnel

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I

IB                                           International Baccalaureate Programme
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997
IEP Individualized Education Program
IFEP Initially Fluent English Proficient
ILA Instruction Level Assessment
IS Information Systems

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L

LEA                                       Local Educational Agency                                     
LLD Language/Learning Disability
LRE Least Restrictive Environment

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M

MAC                                      Mesa Arts Center
MAPP MPS/ASU Professional Educational Partnership
MDC Material Distribution Center
MDSSI Multiple Disabilities Severe Sensory Impairment
MET Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team
MIPS Medicaid in Public Schools
MPD Mesa Police Department
MPS Mesa Public Schools

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N

NCLB                                    No Child Left Behind
NAEP Native American Education Program
NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals
NAL National Academic League
NEA National Education Association
NHS National Honor Society
NJHS National Junior Honor Society
NSBA National School Board Association
NSDC National Staff Development Council

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O

OCR                                       
Office for Civil Rights
OHI Other Health Impairment
OI Orthopedic Impairment
OML Open Meeting Law
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs, USDOE
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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P

P Preschool
PABDAC                               Planning and Boundary Design Advisory Committee
PLC Professional Learning Community

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R

R&E                                  
Research and Evaluation
RIDE Responding to Individual Differences in Education
RTI Response To Intervention

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S

SA                                         Student Achievement
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBOE State Board of Education
SEA State Educational Agency; State Dept. of Education
SEI Sheltered English Immersion
SES Socio-economic status
SHARP School Home Adjustment and Reinforcement Program
SIAC School Improvement Advisory Council
SPED Special Education Department
SLP Speech Language Pathologist
SRO  School Resource Officer 
SSA  Social Security Administration 
SSC Student Services Center 1025 N. Country Club Dr.
SSRC Science and Social Studies Resource Center
STUCO Student Council

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T

TAPP               
Teenage Pregnancy Program
TAT Teacher Assistance Team
T & L Teaching & Learning
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

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U

USDOE             
U.S. Department of Education

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V

VEP                              
Vocational Exploration Program
VICA Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Inc.

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