- Family fills out application via Roosevelt website or paper copy received from school office.
- Roosevelt Guidance pulls application and looks at student’s IEP (if ESE), Attendance, and Discipline Record. Current school/teachers may be called if there are questions or concerns.
- Administration and Guidance look at the applicants individually and then as a team.
- If it is agreed that the student looks like a possible candidate, guidance calls the parent and sets up a tour and interview on the designated “tour days”. If the student is not chosen to be a candidate, guidance calls the family to let them know why.
- Potential candidate and parents come to the school and tour the facilities with other candidates.
- Principal individually interviews parent and student after the tour, discussing expectations and concerns as well as answer questions. The Guidance Counselor and/or Behavior Interventionist is present during the interview. The team discusses the student’s information and decides whether or not the student is a good fit for Roosevelt and if Roosevelt can meet meets the needs of the student.
- Parents are notified of acceptance or non-acceptance either at the end of the interview or by phone call soon after the interview.
A Roosevelt Student ……
- Is below grade level in reading and/or math (on rare occasions the student may be functioning on grade level but the parent requests our school because of the structure or social needs of the student)
- Thrives in a structured environment
- Struggles socially, especially in a large school setting
- Has a desire to learn and is respectful of the classroom environment
- May lack confidence due to limited success in the traditional school setting
Roosevelt Academy Meets the Needs of the Student….
- By providing small classes and individual attention
- By using a schoolwide behavior management system that provides a safe/structured learning environment.
- By providing a small school where all students are taught to respect one another’s learning disabilities with a zero tolerance for bullying.
- By providing caring teachers who understand learning disabilities and strive to find the learning strategy that best fits the student.
- By providing students with positive recognitions for even the smallest learning gain as well as for social/emotional growth.
A Student will NOT be Eligible to Attend Roosevelt if:
- He/she has had a serious breach of conduct within the current or previous (if in the summer) semester
- He/she has been involved in more than one physical/violent type of behavior, to include fighting, self-injury, throwing objects, or any other intentional behavior to harm self or others.