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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that 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

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

Lake Lure Classical Academy does not tolerate acts of sexual or gender-based harassment. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment, any parent of such a student, or any student who believes that another student is being subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment is encouraged to report the harassment to Lake Lure Classical Academy, specifically to the District Title IX Administrator: Barbara Cohen, 828.625.9292, [email protected]


LLCA is committed to conducting a prompt investigation of any such reports. Counseling and educational resources will be available to students who have alleged harassment and to students accused of sexual or gender-based harassment. Students found to have engaged in acts of harassment or other acts that create a hostile environment may be disciplined including, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion. LLCA encourages students, parents, and staff to work together to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment.

Title IX at Lake Lure Classical Academy:

LLCA's Title IX Office works to ensure a safe, welcoming, and harassment free-environment for all members – students, faculty and staff – of the LLCA community. The Title IX Office provides training to faculty and staff, provides support with students training, provides supports to school administrators to ensure prompt and fair investigations and resolutions of all complaints related to sexual misconduct and harassment. The Title IX Office ensures that LLCA is in compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

Organizational Commitment:

Lake Lure Classical Academy's Board of Education is committed to providing an outstanding school and school culture of inclusivity, and one that supports educational excellence regardless of race, gender, national origin, different abilities, or religion. Equitable academic programs and services which respond to the needs of a diverse student population and which prepare all students for a changing workplace and pluralistic society are essential.

The LLCA Board of Education and LLCA administration are committed to providing equal access to excellent educational opportunities for all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.


LLCA Title IX Coordinator - Barbara Cohen

LLCA Title IX Investigator - Julie Hoyle


Title IX Resources

Empowering students to stop sexual violence


The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-7233

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 704-375-9900

24- Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 704-332-2513


North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN)

Phone: 1-800-348-5068


National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline


National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline