Q: Does my child have to meet academic standards to attend a school through the program? A: A student who meets residency and income requirements is eligible for the program. A school may not use grades or test scores as a condition of “acceptance” into the program. However, the admission, instruction, and retention of students with disabilities or special needs within St. Mary’s Springs Academy shall be determined on an individual basis by the principals and Directors of Student Services in consultation with the school’s Student Services Team. A student accommodation plan will be developed in order to document the reasonable accommodations the school will provide to a student with special learning needs. Parents must provide current, accurate information regarding the student’s needs to assist the school in determining whether reasonable accommodations are possible. Proper documentation should be provided by the parents to support the student’s need for accommodations.The final decision with respect to the admission, instruction, and retention of any student rests with Administration, who will give careful consideration to the admission of students with special needs, but are not required to admit, re-enroll, or continue the enrollment of students whose needs cannot be met with reasonable accommodations
Q: Can I apply to more than one school through the program? A: Yes.
Q: How many students will participate in the WPCP? A: There are no limits to the number of schools that can participate in the WPCP. For the 2018-19 school year the cap is determined by calculating 3% of the local school districts enrollment. Enrollment in a particular area can not exceed that 3% cap.
Q: Will my child be required to follow the school rules? A: Yes. Once a student is accepted and enrolled in the school, he or she is required to follow the school’s policies and procedures. A parent should contact the school for a copy of its policies and procedures. In addition, state law requires schools to have policies and procedures in place regarding suspension and expulsion.