Non-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment/Title IX and Reporting

Prospect Ridge Academy is committed to nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), age, religion, creed, national origin (including ethnicity), ancestry, genetic information (including family medical history), marital status, sexual orientation, transgender identity, gender identity, gender expression, or disability (“protected Classes”), in its educational programs, activities, operations and employment decisions. Harassment is a form of discrimination. Anyone engaging in discrimination shall be subject to discipline in accordance with this and other school policies.

Title IX - Sexual Harassment

“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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: 20 U.SC § 1681 & 34.C.F.R. Part 106

Title IX is a federal civil rights law signed in 1972 that sought to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded educational programs. Although it has a wide application in educational programs, the text of the law is very brief. For many years, it was primarily referenced in the context of women’s athletics at educational institution, but in recent years, it has also been used to address sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination based on sex and/or gender. It protects all individuals, regardless of their sex, from discrimination and harassment based on sex. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as other federal statutes.

Any student or staff member who believes they have been discriminated against, or who witnesses discrimination (including bullying or harassment) will promptly make a report to an administrator or supervisor, or the Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator. The school’s Title IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator is:

TITLE IX/Non-Discrimination Coordinator: David Mallett

Phone: 720-723-2106

Child Abuse/Neglect Mandatory Reporting

Reporting: 1-844-CO4KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

The school employee having knowledge of suspected abuse or neglect of a child shall immediately report to the County Department of Social Services the student resides in or local law enforcement.  

Reports of suspected abuse or neglect by a parent or someone in a child’s home should be directed to Social Services. 

Reports suspected abuse or neglect by a third party should be directed to local law enforcement.

For questions or support contact your level Counselor: 

Elementary School
Sadie Skattum - Email Sadie Skattum

Middle School
Monique Fredericks - Email Monique Fredericks 

High School
Ashley Tipton - Email Ashley Tipton

Scott Iten - Email Scott Iten 

Nicolette Griffith - Email Nicolette Griffith 


What Is Safe2Tell Colorado?

Safe2Tell Colorado is a Colorado model prevention strategy operating under the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Department of Law. Founded in 2004, Safe2Tell Colorado is the law-enforcement led component of School Safety for the state of Colorado. Colorado schools are required by the Colorado Department of Education to include Safe2Tell Colorado as part of school safety planning. 

The mission of Safe2Tell Colorado is to ensure that every Colorado student, parent, teacher and community member has access to a safe and anonymous way to report any concerns to their safety or the safety of others, with a focus on early intervention and prevention through awareness and education. 

How Does Safe2Tell Colorado Work?

Safe2Tell Colorado calls, web and mobile app tips are answered 24/7/365 by trained communications professionals. Reports are sent to the appropriate school and law enforcement agency for investigation and follow-up. 

To make a report, call 1-877-542-7233 from anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is free. You may also make a report by clicking the button above this section or download the Safe2Tell mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Remember, your identity is safe. No one will ask for your name or number. There is no caller id., no call tracing, no call recording and no call forwarding. We only want to hear your concern and try to help.

Use Safe2Tell Colorado wisely! 

Safe2Tell is for legitimate safety concerns and focuses on saving lives of Colorado students. 

Intentionally making false reports is not a good use of school, law enforcement or Safe2Tell time. 

It also takes valuable resources away from those who are experiencing a genuine crisis and actually need help. Should Safe2Tell Colorado become the victim of prank calls, the line will be forwarded to a traceable line. Deliberate false reports made by phone, online or mobile app may be investigated.