Admissions

Embracing Every Child's Gift for Positive Learning

Admissions Process

The admissions committee works hard to identify students who will benefit from My Place to Be’s programs. Applications are thoroughly reviewed and the student’s school history, including records, diagnostic evaluations and parent input determine if the student will thrive in our unique scholastic and social programs.

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Visit Us

Click on Schedule a Tour to book a tour of the academy.
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Online Application

Fill out the online enrollment application and submit all required documents.
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Final Confirmation

Once all required documentation forms are received, a member of our admissions committee will be in contact to set up a call for final confirmation.

Ensure Your Child’s Success In School

My Place To Be’s Education Center has a rolling admissions policy, subject to availability in the classrooms. Although applications are encouraged prior to the beginning of the school year, they will be processed when they are received.

My Place To Be uses a multi-step admission process to ensure the success of every student. 

  • Step 1: All required enrollment documentation must be submitted to the office along with completed forms.
  • Step 2: The director and educational staff will review the file along with the ETR and IEP to determine if the student is a good candidate for the educational environment.
  • Step 3: If the student appears to be a good candidate, a visit/school tour with the parent/guardian and student will be scheduled.
  • Step 4: The director, educational staff, and advisory board will meet and decide on enrollment.
  • Step 4: A 30-day probationary period will start when the student is enrolled. A final decision will be made at the end of the probationary period.

Required Enrollment Documentation

Please return all required paperwork as soon as possible.

New Student

  1. Registration Packet
  2. Scholarship Application
    Transferring from another scholarship provider? Request for New Provider form
  3. Current ETR (Evaluation Team Report) and any evaluations from a private source
  4. Current IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
  5. Birth Certificate
  6. Proof of Address (see information below)
  7. Handbook Acknowledgement & Equipment Use Agreement Form
  8. Court Documentation (if applicable, divorce decree, custody, judgement entry, etc.)

Current Student for Enrollment

  1. Registration Packet
  2. Scholarship Application.
  3. Current Proof of Address (required every year)

Medication:
If your child needs to take any medication while at school, a Medication Authorization form must be filled out and signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian. This includes inhalers, epi-pens, daily medications, and emergency medications. Asthma or Seizure action plans must also be on file. Forms to administer over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol must also be on file. 

Forms are located under the MP2B tab > Documents and Links

Ohio Department Education

Autism and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs Acceptable Forms of Address Proof

Proof of residence required of all first-year and renewal applicants: Documents submitted must contain the parent/guardian’s name, current address, and the full date.

The date should be current (with 60 days) Handwritten address proof (e.g., receipt hotels and post office boxes are not acceptable Parents guardians must document residency by providing the scholarship provider with one of the following utility bits (to be accompanied with the scholarship application):

  1. Electric
  2. Gas
  3. Water
  4. Sewer
  5. Cable/Internet
  6. Monthly mortgage statement
  7. Lease rental agreement (the entire document including the signatures of both parties) AND one other form of address proof (like a pay stub bank statement, insurance statement, car payment statement, etc) Note A lease rental agreement by NOT SUFFICIENT address proof; it must be accompanied by another form of address)

If the student’s parents/guardians has no utilities in higher name, then the parent/guardian must provide the following

  1. A signed and notarized statement from the person (ie, third party) with whom the parent/guardian and the student or from whom they rent that confirms that they reside at the address. This letter must be from the third-party parent/guardian
  2. A copy of a current utility bill in the name of that the party, AND
  3. A copy of a piece of current business-type mail in the name of the parent/guardian
    • Business mail would be things such as pay stubs car notes car insurance, monthly bank statements, and official documents for government agencies. It must be a business with which the parent/guardian is currently doing regular business.
    • NO credit card solicitations or service set up work orders NOTHING HANDWRITTEN

Below are examples of how this alternative works

Example #1:

Ms. Smith’s daughter has an Autism scholarship. She and her daughter reside with her uncle, Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown will need to write or type a statement and have it notarized, which should include him signing the statement in front of a notary He will also need to provide a copy of a current utility bill in his name, since he owns or rents the property. Ms. Smith must provide a copy of last month’s bank statement.

Compiled together, this alternative will suffice as proof of residence for the student regarding the current school year. She must do this annually. If she should move and obtain utilities in her name, then this alternative method is no longer her option and she must comply with the required utility bill requirement instead.

Example #2:

Mr. Johnson’s son has a JPSN scholarship. Mr Johnson and his son live in an apartment. All of the utilities are included in the price of the rent, so Mr. Johnson does not receive any utility bills in his name. Mr. Johnson will need to obtain a notarized letter from the rental office confirming that he and his son live in the apartment.

Mr. Johnson will also need to provide another form of address proof, such as a current pay stub or bank statement. Unacceptable proof of address includes tax forms, junk mail, and driver’s licenses. Old and outdated address proof is also unacceptable. Parents/guardians must remember to keep the provider informed of any address changes that occur and to submit the required documentation to ensure continued program eligibility.

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