The Gladys H. Oberle School in accordance with state and federal law maintains and actively guards our policy of nondiscrimination for reasons of race, religion, national origin, or disability. In order to ensure that the placement is appropriate and to protect the safety and well-being of students enrolled in The Gladys H. Oberle School, the following criteria must be met.
Be at least 11 and no older than 22 years of age
Be able to cognitively process verbal communication
Be able to attend an all-day school setting with accommodations for students with:
Specific Learning Disability
Other Health Impairment
Visually Impaired (including blindness)
Speech or Language Impairment
Have an IEP written by the LEA that includes private day school as placement
or an Independent Instructional Plan written by the Oberle School
Be able to benefit from a small, flexible, self-paced instructional environment
Be able to benefit from an individualized behavior management program
Be able to benefit from comprehensive transitional services
Be able to manage their own medication
Students with the following characteristics will not be considered:
Actively suicidal or homicidal
Actively experiencing visual and/or auditory hallucinations when on medication or are so disoriented in thought processes that they present a safety hazard to themselves or others
Persistent assaultive behaviors when medicated
Schools, social service agencies, mental health agencies, court systems, family assessment and planning teams (FAPT), parent/guardians, or students may make referrals. The following information is needed to consider a student for placement:
Most current psychological, educational, and social history
Most current eligibility documentations for students in need of special education
A current IEP for students in need of special education
A current psychiatric evaluation, if appropriate
A medical history to include updated immunization records and a comprehensive physical examination
Current school records including discipline records, report cards and transcripts of earned credits for high school students, Academic and Career Plan, and SOL testing results
Other reports where applicable
Meet and Tour
Once a referral has been received, the Program Coordinator will review the student’s records and arrange a tour and interview with the student, parent/guardian and referring agency.
After the interview and a final records review, the Program Coordinator will confer with the referring agency and the family to determine the appropriateness of the placement.
Notification of the admission decision will be made to the family and the referring agency.
Upon acceptance, an enrollment application will be provided to the parent/guardian. In the event placement at Oberle is not deemed appropriate and admission is denied, the Program Coordinator shall make every effort to suggest a more appropriate placement, making referrals when possible.
After the acceptance letter has been offered, an IEP meeting will be scheduled with the IEP team to determine the most appropriate goals and services necessary for the student to be successful. A start date will be also be determined.
Students are enrolled on a 30-day trial basis. The student’s performance is measured, documented, and reported. Unless extreme circumstances call for immediate action, no student will be terminated without a conference with the parent/guardian, student, a Gladys H. Oberle School representative and a public school representative.