Special Education & Child Find

Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This includes children who are highly mobile, such as migrant or homeless children, children suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade, private school students, and homeschool students. The Arizona initiative for child find is referred to as AZ FIND.

Mckinney Vento and Foster Care

Local Educational Agency (LEA): Empower College Prep

Duration of Transportation

If transportation to school of origin is required in order to maintain school stability for students in foster care, Empower College Prep, in collaboration with the local child welfare agency (CWA), will ensure that said transportation will be provided for the duration of the child(ren)’s time in foster care.

Transportation Plan to Ensure School Stability for Students in Foster Care

School Social Work & Suicide Prevention

Parent/Guardian or ECP Staff observes a concern with a student. A student may also observe a concern in another student or may self-identify as needing some support. Please reach out to the below contact information for questions or to start the process.

School Social Work Referral Pathway Flow Chart

School Schedule


At Empower we offer students Free transportation, if you are 7-8 Grade we offer schools bus transportation. If you are a High School student we provide Free  Bus Passes to ride Valley Metro buses to and from school. If you are interested in this program and have questions please call the High School front office at 602-283-5720 option 2 to ask for more information.

To plan your route to school visit the Valley Metro Trip Planner site. Here you can find what lines, and what time you need to board the bus to arrive at school in time for class.

Map your Route to Empower