Consistent with the mission of The Fletcher School to serve students with specific learning disabilities and/or attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorders, applicants will be considered for admission based on the following criteria:
Diagnosis of a Specific Learning Disability for grades K-12, and/or an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in grades 6-12.
Average or above average intelligence (Full Scale IQ of 85 and above) as measured by an individual intelligence test; preferably the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children or Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Cognitive Abilities. A student may be considered if the potential for average intelligence is indicated by the examiner when the overall score does not represent the true potential of the student due to overriding factors, such as language or auditory processing.
Difficulty in one or more academic areas (such as reading, math, written expression, etc.) or basic learning processes (such as memory, visual perception, etc.) Students may be admitted who do not certify for services in the public schools but have been diagnosed with LD and/or ADHD.
Learning difficulties that are NOT the result of primary emotional or behavioral problems; environmental, cultural and/or economic influences; or other handicapping conditions (physical or mental). The Fletcher School is not able to accommodate the needs of students diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism Disorder including Asperger’s Syndrome.
For more detailed information on criteria and diagnosis requirements for students in grades 2 - 12, please click here.
Kindergarten and First Grade Criteria
The goal of admitting students to Kindergarten or First Grade is early intervention with an “at risk” population of students who are exhibiting signs of future academic difficulty. Students will be given provisional admittance for one academic year, at which time they will be re-evaluated by a psychologist or educational therapist to determine an appropriate education placement for the following year. For more details on Kindergarten and first grade criteria and diagnosis requirements, please click here.