The enrollment process at The Education Cooperative (TEC) is a thorough, all-encompassing collaborative process with families and school districts. The enrollment process is based on rolling admissions. The process incorporates three broad phases.
Phase 1 - Referral
School districts and families determine that a referral packet is to be sent to TEC High School as a result of a team meeting. The data that is sent by the sending district in the referral packet is promptly reviewed and analyzed by TEC High School Administration, counselors, and special education teachers. Based on the TEC High School Referral Checklist, there may be a request for additional information from the out of district coordinator from the referring district. At times, there may be a request from TEC High School for parents to sign a release of information to talk with outside providers. The TEC High School Administrator will then contact the family to discuss the referral and set up an interview with the student and parents/guardians.
Phase 2 - Interview and Shadow Day
The interview process provides families with an opportunity to learn about all that TEC High School has to offer. The student profile, therapeutic support, approach, academic curriculum, transition, and community service will all be part of the discussion. There will be a tour following the interview, with the opportunity to ask questions.
Phase 3 - Decision
After TEC High School has received all necessary documents, the interview has happened, and the student has shadowed for a ½ day, the staff will meet to determine if it feels confident that the student’s unique set of learning and social-emotional needs can be met. A formal letter will be sent directly to the sending district to inform them if a student is accepted or denied. If the student is accepted and will be enrolling at TEC High School, a parent/guardian is required to complete the admission packet before the student starts school.