William J. Ostiguy High School – Factors Influencing Eligibility for Enrollment
When a student applies for admission to Ostiguy High school, social, academic, and recovery-related factors are taken in to consideration in determining whether Ostiguy is the best academic setting for him or her. It is always a difficult decision to deny a student admission to Ostiguy High School, particularly because OHS is committed to serving students who face barriers to educational attainment. Such decisions are made when the school determines that an applicant would not benefit from the school’s environment and/or curriculum. The following is a list of factors that could limit a student’s eligibility for enrollment.
- Ostiguy High School cannot meet the needs of the students’ recommended placement setting as indicated by his/her IEP. Ostiguy High School is structured to serve students with “full inclusion” and “partial inclusion” needs. Occasionally OHS accepts a student with “substantially separate” placement needs if he or she demonstrates through interviews and testing that he/she has the ability to succeed in the recovery high school setting.
- The admissions team has reviewed the students’ interviews and psych-social assessments and has made the determination that he/she requires a level of specialized social-emotional support that Ostiguy High School does not have the capacity to provide.
- The admissions team has reviewed the students’ interviews and has made the determination that he/she does not currently demonstrate sufficient commitment to recovery.
- The admissions team has reviewed the students’ interviews and has made the determination that he/she does not currently demonstrate sufficient commitment to academic achievement in pursuit of a high school diploma.
- The student is overage and under-credited. He/she is two or more grades behind schedule and would not be able to obtain enough credits at Ostiguy High School to earn a diploma.
- The student has not met Ostiguy High School’s 30-day sobriety requirement.
- The student has not met Ostiguy High School’s requirement that he/she participate in an outside plan of recovery.