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Admission Steps

We understand that changing schools can be stressful for both child and family. To assist with a smooth transition, we can complete the admissions steps in as little as 1-2 weeks.

Admission Process

The school district and parents decide and agree that the child will be placed in a private special education school.

The district and parents agree to consider Milestones as a placement and send a referral packet which includes the student’s records for us to review.

Milestones will review your child’s records. Reviewing records gives us important information regarding their level of functioning within their current school environment, but this can only provide so much information. In order to get a more complete picture of your child, the next step is the intake. The intake is the first step of getting to know your child in a way that written evaluations may not portray.

We will meet your child by having him/her come in for a short meeting and then for a 1-3-day visit where your child will have an opportunity to engage in both academic and therapeutic activities as well as meet teachers and peers. It also affords us the opportunity to see if our curriculum, teachers, and peers may be a good match for your child. In addition, we provide a personalized tour throughout the school and an opportunity to share information or ask/answer questions.

After your child’s onsite visit, our admissions team convenes to determine if we can meet your child’s needs and if Milestones is an appropriate placement. If we believe Milestones will be a strong fit, we will extend an opportunity for admission by notifying both the district and family. Should the family and district want to proceed, we can select a start date.

After your child’s 3-day visit, our admissions team convenes to determine if we can meet your child’s needs and if Milestones is a good placement for him/her. If we believe Milestones will be a good placement, we will notify the district and family by calling and sending an acceptance letter within 2 days of the conclusion of the 3-day visit.

After your student begins, you will have the opportunity to meet your student’s team and we will arrange evaluations, if necessary. Students will also have an IEP meeting, even if they have a current IEP.