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The Admissions Process

First, let’s talk deadlines.

Our first academic cycle begins on September 3, 2019.

We have already begun to enrol our first cohort. 

(If you’re keen on being part of the first cohort, the application can be accessed here.)

We will be accepting applications on a rolling, ongoing basis, but nonetheless, for planning purposes, we have THREE deadlines before the academic cycle begins.

Deadlines

Early Bird:

January 1, 2019

 

Prompt Bird:

February 15, 2019

 

Regular Bird:

April 1, 2019

Our “early bird” deadline is January 1, 2019.   

Those that submit their non-refundable deposit of $500 by that date will also qualify for a discount of %1.8 on their tuition and fees!

The second deadline is February 15, 2019

You can submit your non-refundable deposit of $500 by this date as well, but, sadly, the early bird has already flown south to seek warmer climes.

The third deadline is April 1, 2019

If you haven’t submitted paperwork and the non-refundable deposit of $500 by now, you might bump into the early bird as she returns from her time in Florida – but she will be tired from all that flying – so, sadly no discount – and she might be a bit crabby.

We intend to inform you and your child about all relevant ADRABA decisions by May 1, 2019.  (If you want to share on social media, feel free!) 

God willing, we will accept your child.  However, we may withdraw or modify our decision after May 1 if the information submitted to us is proven to be inaccurate, or there is a material change of circumstances affecting your child.  We may need more information, or need a look at the Grade 8 end-of-year report card.

Most important, if you know you might be unable to meet any of our deadlines for whatever reason, let us know.  We can discuss and make a plan.

Decision

May  1, 2019

(at the latest)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Admissions Process

We strive to ensure that we can meet your child’s educational needs with our programs and support.

(By the way, after we admit your child, we will continually assess your child to make sure that the program is working for them.)

Our intake process is designed to be transparent.  (Hence this page on our website.)  

We will consider your child for admission when you have submitted all the necessary documentation and we’ve let you know that we received them.  This includes complete tuition documents and a deposit according to the timelines listed above. Then, the wheels will begin to turn!

As part of the admission process, you are required to provide copies of all educational and health records so we can assess if our program is a good fit for your child.  This includes:

  • a review of your child’s Ontario Student Record (OSR)
  • recent school report cards or progress reports
  • a recent psycho-educational assessment report (within the last 18 months) (if applicable)
  • other clinical assessments, reports or health records
  • your child’s individual education plan (if applicable)
  • immunization and health records  (We will provide you with provincial guidelines if you need them.)

Official transfers from other schools are considered for registration and admission, but are subject to review.  You must sign a release of information and consent form in a timely fashion so we can process the transfer.

Siblings of a student already enrolled will usually be given priority when admissions are considered.

This is important!  We reserve the right to withdraw admission should you withhold relevant educational or health records or other relevant information which we would need to provide educational programs and services for your child.

Because our program is based on personalized learning, we will work closely with every student to design a learning plan best suited to their learning needs, including special education services.  However, there may be some students whose needs exceed our capabilities  In that case, we will ask you to withdraw your application.

The admissions process includes a parent interview and an interview with your child.

After applicants have gone through the application process, the ADRABA team will meet and inform you of our decision within 7 days.

Going forward, we will make a good faith effort to structure learning experiences that are designed to foster learning and your child’s strengths and needs.  We will provide accommodations and modifications to the extent possible.  We will monitor your child’s learning and document on an on-going basis the extent to which supports and services are improving the student’s learning and behaviours.  We will also document patterns, growth and continued areas of concern.  If necessary, we might request additional assessment information which will better help us tweak program development.  We will create opportunities for you to access this information, as well as information about your child’s successes and challenges.