We follow a three-step process for all applications received:
Step A – Review of Application
A school application form is submitted to the Intake Coordinator along with supporting documentation as well as the $50.00 processing fee. Sometimes the child's teacher will be contacted for additional information. The Intake Committee meets regularly to decide on the suitability of applications. The application will be processed in a timely manner and the family will be notified of whether or not the application will progress to Step B.
Step B – Visit day
If the application is approved based on the information received (Step A), your child will be added to our conditional waitlist.
If/when a space in our school program is likely to become available for the following September, your child will be invited to spend a day in the classroom for an informal assessment of their academic, social and emotional needs. The applicant and parent will meet with a School Program Coordinator at the end of the student’s intake day for a debriefing. The family will be notified about the final decision on the applicant’s suitability within one week.
Step C – Registration Process
After Step B has been successfully completed, the parents/guardians will be notified when a spot is available for registration. Parents/Guardians will have one week to formally accept the position. Registration into the school will then be conducted with the Business Administrator and at this stage, bursary applications may be submitted.
Application Check List
For your ease and convenience, we have created a checklist of items that we require for the School Admission Application. This information must be supplied before we can proceed with your child’s application. If there is any further information you require, please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you.
- Psycho-Educational Assessment
A psycho-educational assessment completed within 3 years of the present application date. The assessment must show that the child has been diagnosed with a Learning Disability The assessment should include:
- Recent WISC-V results including the sub-test scores as well as the Full-Scale I.Q., Verbal Comprehension, Visual-Spatial Reasoning, Fluid Reasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed composite scores
- Achievement Assessment Recent standardized testing in math, reading and written expression (particularly spelling). Examples of the types of testing are the WIAT-III and Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement. Again, subtest scores should be included.
- Support Documents
Copies of your child's most recent report card(s), I.P.P.(s), cumulative records and all additional information/assessments, which might be useful in determining the type of program, required to meet the child’s needs. At some point during the intake process, it is likely that we will wish to speak to the child’s teacher.
- Application Form
- $50.00 non-refundable process fee
If you do not have copies of all the required documents, send the Consent to Release Form with a covering request letter, to the School Board, Doctor, Psychologist, etc. that tested your child so they will release their test information to Foothills Academy.