Our admission and enrollment processes will be student-centered and friendly. As part of our mission, we will have a year-round, open enrollment, enabling students to enroll in our school based on their schedules and needs. Students may have a tendency to drop out of school at various times during the year for various reasons; therefore, we need to be able to enroll and engage students according to their individual time schedules. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!!!
When contacted by interested students and/or their parents online, over the phone, or in person, the School will guide the interested student through the following process:
- Enrollment Admissions Specialists / Principal / Guidance Counselor reaches out to student and/or parent to arrange an initial visit at the school with school staff.
- Student/parent meets with Enrollment Admissions Specialist / Guidance
- Counselor to discuss student’s needs and expectations as well as school mission and expectations.
- Student/parent complete enrollment application.
- School requests transcripts and other relevant information from student’s last school of attendance.
- Student completes individualized assessments to determine academic skill levels, vocational interests, academic history, credits earned, family/employment commitments, and plans for getting to school.
- Student attends a three-day orientation program, including an in-depth diagnostic on-line test to provide professionals with a picture of every student’s learning strengths and weaknesses. The orientation will also provide all students with an understanding of FFA’s unique learning processes, every student’s responsibilities to the school and themselves.
- Students and parents meet with teachers, social workers, employment coaches, and administrators to review assessment information and establish their Personalized Growth Plan (PGP).
As part of the enrollment process, the staff will request that the student and parent (if the student is age 17 or younger) sign a Student/Parent Contract which states that the student and parent have read and understand the the student’s responsibilities for regular attendance and punctuality and behavior including the Code of Student Conduct, and agree to abide by the terms of these documents. The Contract will be enforced based on Board established attendance requirements (minimum of 85%) and the District Code of Conduct. Additionally, the parent and student will complete the enrollment package which outlines the responsibilities of the parents and students for engagement, involvement, ethical behaviors and civility. Should a enrollment student age 18 or over, the student will be required to sign all documents. Additional documents or forms may be required based upon the school district mandates.
As the school will be a public school, enrollment will not be denied to any eligible applicants on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
In the event that enrollment exceeds capacity, the School will conduct a random lottery to determine which applicant students are offered enrollment or are placed on a waiting list (in the order of their selection). Any students who inquire about enrollment after the lottery is held will be placed on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. The lottery will be conducted in accordance with state and local requirements. Admission preferences may only be given to existing students, siblings of existing students, children of a member of the governing board, or children of an employee of the School.