Admissions

Pathways Schools’ Admissions Criteria

Eligible students are identified as having an emotional disability as a primary disability.

Students with the following secondary disabilities may be considered for admission:

  • Specific learning disabilities,
  • Mild intellectual disability,
  • Traumatic brain injury,
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Any student with a history of serious violence or physical destruction or with an existing serious substance (drugs or alcohol) abuse problem will be evaluated to determine the programs’ ability to meet the student’s needs.

Pathways Schools’ Admissions Criteria

Eligible students are identified as having an emotional disability as a primary disability.

Students with the following secondary disabilities may be considered for admission:

  • Specific learning disabilities,
  • Mild intellectual disability,
  • Traumatic brain injury,
  • Autism/pervasive development disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome

Any student with a history of serious violence or physical destruction or with an existing serious substance (drugs or alcohol) abuse problem will be evaluated to determine the programs’ ability to meet the student’s needs.

To receive additional information and to send referral packets, please contact:

The Pathways Schools – Admissions Coordinator

1106 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20902

301-649-0778
(F) 301-649-2598

admissions@pathwayschools.org

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Referring A Student

Procedures for referring a student to Pathways

  • Referral packets from the Local School System (LSS) are sent to The Pathways Schools Admissions Coordinator.
  • The Admissions Coordinator screens each referral packet and forwards it to the appropriate Pathways program.
  • The program Principal reviews the student record and schedules an interview with the student and parents/guardians.
  • If the student’s needs can be met in the Pathways program, an acceptance letter is sent to the parents/guardians and LSS.
  • When another Pathways program could better serve the student, the packet is forwarded to the Principal of the other site.
  • The student is offered enrollment and accepts, the Principal and LSS Placement Specialist will schedule an IEP meeting, if necessary, to discuss changes in the child’s educational program and receive additional parental input.
  • A student may be considered for immediate placement without an interview, when deemed appropriate by the Principal, LSS, and parents/guardians.

Referring A Student

Procedures for referring a student to Pathways

  • Referral packets from the Local School System (LSS) are sent to The Pathways Schools Admissions Coordinator.
  • The Admissions Coordinator screens each referral packet and forwards it to the appropriate Pathways program.
  • The program Principal reviews the student record and schedules an interview with the student and parents/guardians.
  • The student’s needs can be met in the Pathways program, an acceptance letter is sent to the parents/guardians and LSS.
  • If another Pathways program could better serve the student, the packet is forwarded to the Principal of the other site.
  • The student is offered enrollment and accepts, the Principal and LSS Placement Specialist will schedule an IEP meeting, if necessary, to discuss changes in the child’s educational program and receive additional parental input.
  • A student may be considered for immediate placement without an interview, when deemed appropriate by the Principal, LSS, and parents/guardians.

To receive additional information and to send referral packets, please contact:

The Pathways Schools – Admissions Coordinator

1106 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20902

301-649-0778
(F) 301-649-2598

admissions@pathwayschools.org

Call Now

Programs

Community-Based Programs

Is your child returning to school after being out of school or receiving home and hospital instruction? Does your child need something different than the traditional school-based nonpublic school options?

School-Based Programs

Does your child need a small structured, therapeutic classroom with individualized behavior management and no restraints or seclusion? Do you want your child to receive instruction in a small classroom setting?

Co-Located Type II Programs

Do you want your child to remain in or return to a public school setting while receiving small class options and therapy services? Does your child want to participate in extracurricular activities and clubs in a public school?

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