Admissions Process

Step 1  Initial Inquiry

  • Fill out our Online Inquiry form, call  704.365.4533, or email to request an information packet. Additionally, you may attend one of our Admission Open Houses (Nov. 6 or Jan. 17).
  • Our office will contact you shortly after receiving your inquiry and guide you through the next steps.

Step 2  Parent Interview and Tour of Philips Academy

  • If the student meets our criteria, we prefer that both parents meet for a tour of the school and interview.
  • Generally tours are available Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30 and 10:30 (we can accommodate other times as needed).
  • Bring a current comprehensive psychological and educational evaluation and a current IEP
  • If the student appears appropriate following the parent meeting, the next step is the application.

Step 3  The Application

  • Complete the application, the Parent Questionnaire, and sign the Release of Information form.
  • Give two of your child’s current teachers or other professionals the Teacher Questionnaire.
  • Provide a copy of evaluations and progress reports from outside services, such as counselor, neurological, occupational, speech and language and other therapies not listed.
  • Provide current transcript, report cards, Individual Education Plans or 504 Plans.
  • Provide Vaccine/Immunization Records.

 Step 4  Placement Assessment and Student Classroom Visit

  • An in-house assessment of reading, writing, and math skills is administered by our staff.
  • The classroom visit allows your child to experience a regular school day in their current grade level. Students experience an abbreviated day 9:00-2:00. Students are expected to participate in all classroom activities.

 Step 5  Acceptance and Enrollment Process

Once the application has been processed we will determine if Philips Academy is the right place to serve your child.