Admission to the program at Mill Creek begins with a referral from a school district or other public agency, a mental health professional or provider, child advocate, or a family member. All relevant materials including educational records and clinical records are sent to the director of the school. When the materials have been reviewed and the applicant appears to be a potential candidate for placement, the student and family are invited for an interview and tour of the school. The interview is designed to determine if the program is compatible with the applicant's needs.
If at this point the applicant seems appropriate and the student and family agree, the student is invited in for a two day visit before a final decision is made. The student will be assigned a temporary advisor and will be asked to attend classes and activities. At the end of the visit we will make a decision about acceptance, and the student, the family and the school district will be informed.