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Admission Process Checklist
Schedule a tour. This is an opportunity for you to meet administrators, learn about Sulam’s educational philosophy and see the program in action.
Submit application, copies of any educational/psychological testing, current IEP (if there is one), signed release form and application fee. We cannot process incomplete applications. When all documentation has been submitted, Sulam’s Admissions & Placement Committee (APC) begins the admissions process. From this point forward, the process takes approximately two months to complete. The applicant’s therapists, doctors and teachers are contacted by the committee to contribute information during the process.
Parent meeting with Director(s) and Psychologist. During this meeting, parents discuss their child’s strengths, needs and goals for academic placement. This is another opportunity to discuss what the Sulam program can offer the applicant.
Sulam’s Admissions & Placement Committee (APC) Convenes. A meeting is held where committee members review the documentation to make an initial assessment as to whether Sulam may be an appropriate match for the student. If so, the admissions process continues. If a Sulam placement is clearly not appropriate at the current point in time, parents are notified and the process ends.
Observation. A member of the Sulam APC observes the prospective applicant in his/her current educational setting when possible. This is arranged with input from parents as to the best setting in which to observe the student.
Student visits Sulam. Teachers and the Sulam psychologist observe the student participating in the Sulam classroom setting and have the opportunity to meet and interact with the student.
Sulam’s Admissions & Placement Committee (APC) Reconvenes. A meeting is held where committee members review further documentation, outside observation and Sulam visit. The committee discusses which program strand placement, if any, appears to meet the student’s educational needs. As part of Sulam’s collaborative philosophy and programming, relevant Sulam administrators will meet with the MJBHA administration, as they are an essential part of our programming.
Recommendation from Sulam’s APC. Once the committee has arrived at their decision and determined appropriate placement, if any, it communicates its recommendation to the Sulam business office. The Director of Special Education then notifies the parents. If the recommendation is for acceptance, the notification will include the student’s Program Strand Placement and fee schedule.
Once accepted and notified, parents will have a two week window to return all signed enrollment paperwork and registration fees. Once these items are received, the student’s placement is guaranteed.
Notice Regarding Equal Opportunity: Sulam is an Equal Opportunity Institution, dedicated to the concepts of equity and equal opportunity. It is the specific intention of the College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sex in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Given its special mission, however, Sulam must reserve the right to determine in its sole discretion whether any particular student will be accepted for admission or retained in the Sulam program either during a given academic year or in subsequent years. The Sulam program is not the appropriate placement for every child. Whether Sulam is an appropriate placement for any given child cannot always be determined in advance. Acceptance into the Sulam program is no guarantee of continued enrollment. Enrollment of any student may be terminated at any time for any reason in Sulam's sole discretion. Sulam uses its best efforts for every student, but does not warrant that any given student will be successful or achieve stated or desired goals.