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Franklin Academy educates boys and girls in grades 8 – 12 who have unique learning styles, they may have been diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, or other related profiles. Before a student or family is invited to visit campus, a recent neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluation and the Application Information sheet, along with the application fee, must be submitted. The evaluation will be reviewed by the Admissions Director and if a fit seems likely between child and Franklin Academy, a campus visit will be scheduled.
The next step in the admission process is the campus visit, which includes an informative tour complete with a progamatic overview, an explanation of our student profile, and a relaxed interview with the Admissions Director or Assistant Director and, if necessary, other members of the administration. This is an opportunity for the student and parents to gather information and to experience the climate of the school. Additionally, it is a time for the school to determine if the student is an appropriate match for our program and community.
Vitally important in the admissions process is a determination that the student wants to attend the school. This may happen during the visit or after the student has left campus and has had a chance to consider what he or she learned about Franklin Academy. Indeed, personal ownership of the decision to come to Franklin is crucial in developing self-advocacy skills and enables our students to shape their educational future while being contributing members of the Franklin community.
If the student wants to attend Franklin, the family is encouraged to complete the application process, which includes two years of an official school transcript, a school questionnaire, and student questionnaire. Once all of the application materials are received, the Admissions Committee makes a final decision.
Applicants should possess the intellectual capability to handle our college preparatory program, and be willing to take ownership of the decision to attend Franklin Academy. Students who exhibit significant emotional and behavioral problems requiring considerable therapeutic intervention will not be considered; neither will the school consider students with unresolved substance abuse problems.
Franklin Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, orientation, or national origin in its educational programs, admission and hiring policies, or any of its school activities.