FAQ

FAQ

What kind of students enroll in Spectrum Schools and Programs?

Spectrum Schools and Programs provide services to students ages five to 22 with a wide range of special needs, including, but not limited to:

  • autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger’s syndrome
  • developmental disabilities or delays
  • emotional disorders and disturbances
  • pervasive developmental disorders
  • behavioral challenges
  • dual diagnosis

What kind of training and requirements do instructors have?

Our teachers and professionals have specialized training and extensive experience educating students with special needs. During their day, students learn from and interact with:

  • board certified behavior analysts
  • speech therapists and pathologists
  • physical and occupational therapists
  • teachers with special education credentials and licenses

As a parent or guardian, how do I enroll my child into a Spectrum School or Program?

To enroll your child in a Spectrum location, contact the IEP coordinator at your school district or SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) and ask how to be referred to a Spectrum School or Program.

For more information, please visit our enrollment page.

As an administrator, how can I partner with Spectrum?

Spectrum operates state-certified non-public schools as well as several integrated Collaborative Programs on public school campuses that provide special education services to nearly 100 school districts. For more information on partnerships, please contact us.

What kind of admission requirements does Spectrum have?

Spectrum accepts students who are referred by a school district or SELPA. Private and direct placements from families are not accepted.

Do all Spectrum Schools and Programs meet ADA requirements?

Yes. All Spectrum Schools and Programs meet ADA requirements and can accommodate students who use assisted devices and mobility aids.

What is the schedule of Spectrum’s Schools and Programs?

Some students attend for a typical academic year. Other students may benefit from an extended school year (ESY). Spectrum can provide a schedule that is best for each student’s needs, as determined by each IEP.

How are students placed within each school and classroom?

Each student is placed in a classroom that best matches his or her abilities and needs. We regularly assess student progress to adjust classroom placement and schedules, when necessary.