The application process at The Independence Academy has been created to give students and their families a comprehensive look at our school and our outstanding programming.
1. Contact the school
Contact the school so that our staff may complete an intake survey to learn information about your child and his or her unique needs.
2. Schedule a parent tour
Scheduled through our admissions director, parents are required to bring previous academic report cards, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), autism diagnosis and additional relevant information. This is an opportunity for families to learn more about the school and to share more about their child. Tour requests may be made online via our Plan a Visit page.
3. Schedule a student tour
This is meant to be an introductory tour for the student, and is designed to help the student feel comfortable with the school and gain an initial understanding of the school, students and staff. The student will have an opportunity to peek into classrooms and to meet other students if they are ready and willing.
4. Submit an application
A non-refundable fee of $150 is required with submission of all applications. Visit our Apply Now page to apply online. A copy of the student’s last educational evaluation must be faxed or mailed to The Independence Academy separate from the online application. If the student has an IEP, this must also be submitted to the school.
Alternatively, families may choose to download and complete a hard copy of the Admissions Application.
5. Schedule a student shadow day
A shadow day is an entire day for a prospective student to attend classes and get to know teachers and students on a deeper level. A shadow day allows a student to experience what an actual day at The Independence Academy would be like. Please refer to your family's welcome folder to complete the included Student Shadow Day form.
After completing this process, the admissions committee will meet to discuss the potential fit of your child within our school environment. Families will be notified once a determination is made as to offering enrollment.