ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
1- READING LEVEL
Students being admitted to our program who are going to require accommodations must not be more than 1.5 grade levels below their current grade. We give a reading assessment to screen for reading ability. Math, on the other hand they can be two grade levels below. Due to the high level of reading our program requires we have determined the threshold of 1.5 is the best in order to help them succeed.
2- STUDENT AGE
Students can not be more than two years older than the current grade level placed into. Again, this is due to socialization issues. We have live class meetings and many live virtual world projects and interacting with peers close in age is beneficial to the students as a whole. As an example, an incoming freshman who is typically 14, can’t be older than 16.
3- COMPUTER PROFICIENCY
Students must pass a computer proficiency test and be able to demonstrate at least average computer schools on Windows based computers. We require a full PC, not a tablet or ipad. This means students must be familiar with and comfortable with Windows PCs.
4- STUDENT RECORDS
All incoming special needs students must have grades/transcripts and preferably a professional evaluation that is done within the last year in order to be admitted to our school.