Our enrollment process is designed to ensure that our unique school programs and community involvement will properly support your child’s needs, while providing the most suitable environment and curriculum they require to achieve the success they deserve.
The Enrollment Process
The United School enrollment process involves our entire outstanding team of educational, behavioral and support professionals. Each applicant’s school history, records, diagnostic evaluations and caregiver input are carefully reviewed and discussed as a team to ensure we can collectively support their needs and effectively challenge them with our programs.
Interest applications for enrollment are accepted during the following scheduled times each year:
Current School Year Enrollment
This application process is for prospective students wishing to enter the program during the current school year. Interest applications for enrollment in a current year are accepted during the following times only and only for available spots. If no spots are available, the application window will not open:
September 1st - 20th for a start date on the first day of Quarter 2 (the first Monday following Fall break)
November 1st - 20th for a start date on the first day of Quarter 3 (the first Monday following Winter break)
January 15th - 30th for a start date on the first day of Quarter 4 (the first Monday following Spring break)
Enrollment for the Upcoming/Next School Year
New student interest applications will be open online at 9am, February 1st for the upcoming school year
All applications received during our enrollment windows are reviewed in order of submission and considered for the space(s) we have open. Tours and student assessments are scheduled only for applicants in/entering the specific grade(s) in which we have availability.
Due to limited spaces available across all classrooms, you may be placed on a waitlist in order of your application submission. Families on waitlists will be called in order of application submission to visit the campus for a tour and student assessment only when a space becomes available.
Enrollment is based on the following:
Student classroom readiness skills (i.e., attending, redirection, no elopement)
Student ability to work with K+ level curriculum in a min. 4:1 ratio in our main track, and 8:1 ratio in our preparatory track
Student has fully independent toileting skills (*this is a requirement, even for a shadow day)
Vocal ability/attempts can be expressed (for our language based programming)
Student does not have a tendency of aggressive/high magnitude behaviors
Academic track availability as determined from assessment/shadow day(s)
In our mission to provide students with optimal learning opportunities in a nurturing, harmonious environment, The United School welcomes students with autism and related disorders who have an ability to respond to our method of teaching (Direct Instruction) within our ratio and exhibit minimal behaviors.
The United School for Autism admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.