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The referral process starts at the school where the child is currently enrolled and no change in placement can be made without the SELPA and an active IEP that designates a Non-Public School as the least restrictive environment where the student can be successful.  In order to make an informed decision, parents, guardians and caregivers are encouraged to research the programs where their child might be placed.  We would love to talk to you about your child’s special needs so that you can effectively advocate for your child as we go through the enrollment process with the SELPA.

  • If you are a parent, guardian, or other interested party looking for information for a student you care about, please fill out the following form so we can answer your questions and help you as you support your child.
  • Please contact us for more information on whether the Childhelp Non-Public School would be a good fit for your student.

Referral Process

The school districts and the Childhelp School of Village West principal work collaboratively to determine student fit within the program. The goal is to ensure student success and if the proposed placement is appropriate to meet student’s needs. Parents/guardians and the district may tour our campus prior to making final placement decision.

As part of the referral process, the school does require an Interim Placement or an NPS Placement Referral from the student’s district of record. Our Placement Coordinator can be reached at (951) 845-3155 ext. 159.

 

Student Intake Packet

In order to provide quality service to our student population, the school strongly encourages parents and/or guardians to complete an Intake Packet prior to student’s first day of school. The Intake Packet must be completed thoroughly with all the required documents enclosed. The Intake Packet can be downloaded here, picked up at our NPS office, or our driver can drop it off to your resident. Please contact our Intake Coordinator at (951) 845-3155 ext. 252.

 

Entrance & Exit Criteria

The Childhelp School of Village West does not refuse service to any eligible student who has an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) designating a nonpublic school setting as the least restrictive environment to address the student’s needs. Further, the school does not discriminate based on sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, or national origin. All administrative placements by local school districts and SELPAS are honored.

IEP meetings begin within 30 days of referral to review the educational needs and appropriateness of placement. Enrollment may be denied if the student’s needs cannot be met by the school’s programs or if the student poses a safety risk to other students. The school works with students who have had difficulty finding placement but will refer to other facilities students whose needs surpass our capacity to provide services, safety and supervision.