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Admissions for Students Needing Support Services

Elementary School - Kindergarten-Grade 5

At the Elementary School level (K-5), student support services are provided primarily to students with mild learning needs who are no more than one academic year below TAISM grade level expectations.  At TAISM, services are not generally available for students with moderate to severe learning needs.  When families apply for admissions, previous school records (including all report cards, teacher comments/recommendations, pertinent medical information, and special education documents) are reviewed by the school principal.  Admission decisions are based on the availability of services at the grade level and availability of support within the Student Support Program.  All Special Needs admissions are considered conditional until a complete admissions file has been received, all required testing has been completed and the level of need has been verified.

Middle School – Grades 6-8

Students with mild learning disabilities will be considered for enrollment as long as appropriate services are available.  TAISM will not generally admit students with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Prospective Middle School students are normally required to be within one year of grade level expectations for admissions.  All new students with a history of student support applying for any grade at TAISM’s Middle School will be assessed prior to admission or admitted provisionally pending assessments when additional information is necessary.  Students with low academic performance will be required to supply additional information and undergo further academic assessment during the admissions process.  All relevant medical history and academic needs information must be submitted before acceptance at TAISM.

Students with a history of requiring more than 225 minutes per week of student support assistance (pull-out or in-class) will not normally be admitted to TAISM.

All Middle School students receiving academic support will be assessed annually.  Students showing a widening gap between achievement and grade level expectations will be re-evaluated.  If adequate progress is not achieved, the administration will commence actions to exit the student from TAISM in order to find an institution that better matches the needs of the student.  TAISM will usually continue to enroll students with mild learning disabilities as long as the student continues to make substantial progress.

High School – Grades 9-12

Students with mild learning disabilities will be considered for enrollment as long as appropriate services are available.  TAISM will not generally admit students with moderate to severe learning disabilities. ProspectiveHigh Schoolstudents are normally required to be within one year of grade level expectations for admissions.  All new students with a history of student support applying for any grade at TAISM’s High School will be assessed prior to admission or admitted provisionally pending assessments when additional information is necessary.  Students with low academic performance will be required to supply additional information and undergo further academic assessment during the admissions process.  All relevant medical history and academic needs information must be submitted before acceptance at TAISM.

Students with a history of requiring more than 225 minutes per week of student support assistance (pull-out or in-class) will not normally be admitted to TAISM.

No modified grades will be issued with the exception of designated English Language Learners (ELL) and academic support students.  Matriculating students generally must be able to graduate from TAISM within an expectation of four years of High School.

 

 

 

 
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