Parents seeking private placement or representatives of local school districts may contact the school to make a referral. Local district representatives must submit pertinent
information that is in accordance with or a result of N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.4 through 6A:14-3.9. Relevant records should include; a recent (within three years) psychological and
educational evaluation, scores from individually administered educational testing (such as Woodcock-Johnson, WRAT, and WIAT). The Bridge Academy does not discriminate in
accepting students on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, disability or ethnic or national origin.
The Admissions Committee reviews all of the information and makes a preliminary determination which may be:
- If the Admissions Committee feels that The Bridge Academy can provide a program that meets the student's individual needs then the student, family and case manager (when LEA
makes referral) will be asked to schedule an interview. Bridge Academy will communicate with the referring adult.
- Following a new student interview, the Admissions Committee will review the interview/assessment information and make a decision on enrollment. Students accepted for enrollment
will be sent an acceptance letter.
- If the Committee has questions that require additional information, a request will be made for the information.
- If it is clear that The Bridge Academy cannot meet the needs of the individual student or that the placement would not be appropriate, a letter of denial will be sent.