Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and parental status, in educational programs and activities. The law states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
High Point Academy, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its corresponding regulations (“Title IX”), does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities. Title IX prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature. HPA prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in all of its programs and activities by its employees or students.
High Point Academy will respond promptly to actual knowledge of sexual harassment in an education program or activity of HPA against a person in the United States in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent. The response will treat complainants and respondents equitably.
Any allegations of inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature that fall outside of this policy will be handled consistent with other applicable board policies, including the student code of conduct.
Click HERE to see definitions and the timeline to process a complaint of sexual harassment.
High Point Academy works to ensure a safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all students and staff. The Title IX office provides training to faculty and staff, provides support to students, and ensures prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations and resolution of all complaints related to discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment in the educational experience, including academic, extracurricular activities, and athletics. The Title IX office ensures that High Point Academy complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Please contact the Title IX coordinator for any questions pertaining to Title IX, to file a complaint, or seek additional support.
Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:
- Christy Papala, Director of Compliance & Accountability
- 6655 Pottery Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301
The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether the complaint meets the conditions of sexual harassment in Title IX found in High Point Academy’s Title IX Policy. If the complaint does not meet the conditions of Title IX sexual harassment, the complaint will be reported by the Title IX Coordinator to an administrator.
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