Admission to Laurel Hall School in Frederick begins with an IEP process. The local education agency IEP team will identify students with emotional disabilities and/or multiple handicaps. If the student is also in need of a high level of structure and extensive intensive support services, a referral to Laurel Hall is appropriate.
A Laurel Hall representative will meet with referring educational agency representatives and the student’s parents/guardian to assist in developing the IEP. Individualized Education Programs will be reviewed at least yearly.
Students may be recommended for dismissal from the program for a major behavioral violation or parental noncompliance. Major behavioral violations can include assault, carrying weapons, selling drugs or alcohol, and sexual misconduct.
In the event that dismissal is warranted, both parents and the local education agency will be notified immediately and an IEP will be held. The student’s placement shall be maintained during the due process proceedings.