Admission Policies & Procedures

Grandfather Academy has been established to provide educational opportunities to special children who have been estranged by emotional, sexual or other abuse. Most of the students are placed in out-of-home placement as a result of NC Department of Social Services and Area Mental Health Services intervention.

The school will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or disability.

The school will admit students in the local LEA who have the needs that can be met and provided by the Academy.

A screening process will be in effect to insure that applicants to the Academy have an assessed need for the special services and therapeutic program that are integrated parts of daily classroom activities.

If more students apply and qualify for the program than the school can accommodate, a fair and equitable system of selection will be implemented.

When possible, preference will be given to children who are in out-of-home placement.

Overflow applicants will be selected on the basis of need, and then by lottery.