WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL ARE WE?
Olive Crest Academy is a non-public, non-profit school that provides a small, educational setting for students in grades K-12th.
WHAT KINDS OF STUDENTS DO WE SERVE?
We serve special education students ages 4-21 years, grades K-12.
We serve mild to moderate disabilities including: Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Other Health Impaired, Speech & Language Impairment, Severe Learning Disability
ARE ALL STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND OLIVE CREST ACADEMY?
In order for a student to be placed at OCA, there must be a current IEP stating that the student’s academic, social and emotional needs can be met at a non-public school (NPS). It is the expectation that the referring home district has exercised other least restrictive options prior to placement.
HOW IS A CHILD REFERRED?
If a public school district is unable to provide a program that meets a student’s needs, the school district may refer a student to Olive Crest Academy through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE?
The student and parent or guardian coordinate an “intake meeting” with our Director of Admissions, to discuss the benefits of the OCA Program, and allow the student and family an opportunity to tour the school site and have all of their questions answered prior to being placed at OCA. The purpose of this initial meeting is to determine if the OCA’s program and the unique needs of each student is a good match.
Final determination of placement is usually made 2-3 days after the intake is completed and all required paperwork has been submitted.
WHAT DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED?
The referring district will provide the most current IEP, psychological education report, behavior plan (if applicable), immunizations and transcript records prior to the student’s first day of school at OCA. OCA also offers new enrollment throughout the school year, depending on classroom space availability.
WHAT PROCESS IS IN PLACE TO ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL IS MEETING THE NEEDS OF A STUDENT?
Once enrolled, it is our goal to create an educational team consisting of the student’s home school district, student, family, OCA administrator, teacher and counselor, and any other representatives that are involved with the student’s educational process. Approximately 30 Days after a new student is placed with us, we reconvene for a 30 Day Review with the entire new team to “fine tune” the IEP. Throughout the entire admissions process, our Director of Admissions is available to answer questions and address concerns.
At Olive Crest Academy, we know that choosing the BEST school placement for your student is your priority. It is our priority as well.
Thank you for your interest in OCA. Please feel free to contact our Director of Admissions, Lisa Shea, by email or phone if you have additional questions. Lisa-Shea@olivecrest.org
(714) 998-6571 x2220.