504 Accommodation Plans / Testing Accommodations

504 Accommodations Plans

Educational accommodations are for students with special health needs.  These needs can at school, the classroom, or testing accommodations.  Students can participate fully in school. Students with trouble hearing may need to be seated close to the blackboard is an example. Other students may need extra time to take tests. Please read 504 Accommodations Student and Family Guide.


Notice of Non-Discrimination Under §504 Policy


It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) that, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from or otherwise denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by the DOE. Confidentiality rights of persons with disabilities will be respected.

Chancellor’s Regulation A-710 sets forth the DOE policies and procedures, including complaint procedures, for students attending DOE schools and programs who are qualified individuals with disabilities as defined in Section 504 and who are in need of accommodations in order to participate in DOE programs or activities. Contact the school 504 Coordinator or principal, or email 504Questions@schools.nyc.gov, with questions or concerns about a DOE student’s access to a DOE program or activity, or a non-DOE extracurricular program.

Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 sets forth the DOE’s anti-discrimination policies and procedures, including complaint procedures, for employees, parents of students, students and others who do business with, use DOE facilities or otherwise interact with the DOE.

Direct inquiries regarding student Section 504 rights or procedures to:

For Students and Parents:


Section 504 Program Manager Office of School Health
42-09 28th Street, CN-25 Queens, NY 11101

(718) 786-5041 504Questions@schools.nyc.gov


External Resource:

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500 (646) 428-3900 http://www.ed.gov/

Rev. Sept. 2021

OFFICE OF LEGAL SERVICES ● 52 CHAMBERS STREET ● RM 308 ● NEW YORK, NY 10007 Telephone: (212) 374-6888 ● Fax (212) 374-5596

Applying for 504 Accommodation Plans

Please follow the steps below to submit 504 applications for classroom, building and testing accommodations. (For diabetes and medication administration 504 plans, please find the applicable forms here)


    • All 504 plans terminate at the end of June of each school year, no matter when during the school year the 504 plan went into effect.
    • All of the forms need to be filled out every year.
  • If any of the required fields listed below are not filled out on the forms, we are not able to move forward.

Forms to Download: 

Medical Accommodations Request Form (Completed by Medical Provider)

Parent Request Form with HIPAA (Completed by Parent or Guardian)

Translated forms are available here.

Step 1: 2023-2024 Medical Accommodations Request Form - Completed by a Medical Provider

The following fields must be completed on the form for the application to be reviewed:

  • Student Name
  • OSIS #
  • Student Date of Birth
  • Check 504 Request Box
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • ICD-10/DSM-V Code(s)
  • Check Acute or Chronic Box
  • Expected duration of accommodation
  • Student’s current clinical status (level of control, current management plan, pending evaluations, etc.)
  • How does this diagnosis affect educational performance? Does the diagnosis have an impact on learning, participation, or attendance in school? If so, please describe.

Step 2: 2023-2024 Request for Section 504 Accommodations Form with HIPAA - Completed by a Parent or Guardian

The following fields must be completed on the form for the application to be reviewed:

  • Name of Student
  • DOB
  • Student ID#
  • Name of Requesting Parent/Guardian
  • Relationship to Student
  • Describe the concern below and how it affects the student's performance at school
  • Request for Accommodation(s) (check all requested)
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Signature of Parent/Guardian
  • Date (this date needs to be after the date on the medical form)
    • Patient Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Patient Identification Number
    • Patient Address
    • Field 10. If not the patient, name of person signing form:
    • Signature of Patient or Representative Authorized by Law
    • Date

Step 3: Email the Forms

Email all the completed forms in pdf format at the same time in one email to laguardia504@NYCDOE.onmicrosoft.com. Submitting these forms in other formats will delay the school's response.

Applying for Accommodations on College Board Exams (PSAT, SAT, AP)

Note: College Board tests are never self-paced. That means that a student with extended time must sit for the entire extended duration of each section of the test. Consider if your child would perform well in this setting.

Complete the online form at this link to initiate an application for accommodations on College Board tests. Make sure you have information about the student and the student's disability nearby when you complete the form. This form provides LaGuardia staff with the information they need to submit the application.

  • The College Board will notify you of its decision within seven weeks from when the school submits your application. The College Board will notify you, not LaGuardia staff. Ensure your child has an active College Board account with up-to-date contact information.
  • Once the College Board approves accommodations, the approval lasts for the duration of high school.
  • The accommodations apply automatically to all College Board tests administered anywhere.

Link: College Board Services for Students with Disabilities

Link: Application Deadlines​​​​​​​

LaGuardia High School is not able to process applications for testing accommodations during the months of July and August.

If you have questions, email Owen Harkness oharkness@schools.nyc.gov

Applying for Accommodations on the ACT

To apply for accommodations on the ACT, you must have an active 504 or IEP with testing accommodations.

1) Purchase a ticket for an ACT exam. While doing so, check the box indicating you need accommodations.

2) Forward your test confirmation email to oharkness@schools.nyc.gov

In the event that you purchase an ACT ticket for an additional test date, you must also email that confirmation to oharkness@schools.nyc.gov