Criteria for admission include, but are not limited to the following:
Other factors considered for admission include, but are not limited to:
Complete assessments including school records, academic evaluations, transcripts, psychological testing, family history, psychiatric evaluation if available, and any other pertinent information should be submitted prior to an intake interview. Although a pre-intake interview may be arranged before information is submitted if requested by a parent, students are discouraged from participating if the LEA has not indicated an intent to refer.
An intake interview is arranged for student, parent(s), referral source, and all other involved persons to meet with the Director, Parent Worker and Educational Coordinator. A tour of the school, preferably when school is in session is part of the process. Current students are often available to talk with students and their parents. In addition, parents of current or former students are often happy to talk with the parents of prospective students.
Typically students participate in two interviews. However, an additional interview or interviews may be requested when warranted.
Parents and public schools are notified if a student is accepted. If a student is not accepted, an explanation, and whenever possible, alternative recommendations are made.