Phase 1 - Inquiry
1. A telephone interview with an admission counselor establishes for both the parent and school that the child's needs are sufficiently in line with the school's mission to warrant further exploration.
2. The parent attends one of our regularly scheduled admission tours or, if timing is a problem, arranges for an individual tour to obtain detailed knowledge of the school's program. If uncertainly persists following the tour, the parent arranges to meet individually with an admission counselor to discuss specific needs.
3. During this same time period, the parent arranges for copies of the child's complete diagnostic, ability, and achievement testing records to be sent to Marburn Academy by mailing a signed copy of the "Authorization to Release Information" form to the school, clinic, counselor,and/or hospital. Results of a current (within two to three years) WISC-III or WISC-IV and current achievement test must be included. If the child has been diagnosed or treated for significant physical or emotional health issues, the related medical records must be included as well.
4. Following a review of these materials, the Admission Office will be able to tell the parent whether the child seems to be a likely candidate for admission.
Phase 2 - Application
When a family decides to continue the admission process, these additional steps should be taken:
1. The parent returns the completed "Application Form" with the $100.00 application fee to the school. An appointment will be scheduled for the student to make a thirty to forty-five minute "get acquainted" visit to the school.
2. Parents arrange for the student's current teachers to complete the Student Information Forms. If behavior or self-management are issues for the child, parents and a current teacher will complete and submit a child behavior checklist.
3. The parent contacts the Admission Office to schedule a full school day visit to Marburn Academy for the child. During this visit, the prospective student will attend classes, meet with teachers, and talk with the admission counselor. Students may be required to complete an "Applicant Questionnaire." Parents may arrange to discuss tuition payment plans and financial aid with the Director of Admission during the visit.
4. If uncertainly persists for the school or the family, additional full day school visits may be arranged for the student.
5. Parents schedule an appointment with the Admission Office for testing.
6. Following the visits and a review of all required information forms and test results, the Admission Office will contact parents with a decision regarding acceptance.
Phase 3 - Pre-Enrollment
1. Parents schedule an appointment to complete the pre-enrollment testing for the purpose of educational planning, class placement, and to chart student progress.
2. If tuition assistance is being requested, parents submit a "Parent Financial Statement" and meet with the Director of Admission to complete financial arrangements. Following this meeting the Director of Admission will mail an enrollment contract. To complete the enrollment process, parents must return the signed enrollment contract along with the tuition deposit.
For more information, please call the Admission Office at 614-433-0822.
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