Students applying for admission to Triad Academy at Summit School have a documented need for specialized instruction in reading and written language. Applicants must have a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation, current within three years, which describes the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and provides evidence that academic difficulties are not the result of behavioral or emotional problems.
Students will be considered for admission based on:
Average or above average range cognitive abilities, as measured by an individually administered intelligence test, preferably the WISC-IV. Significant evidence of underachievement in one or more academic areas such as reading, written language, or math; or basic learning processes, such as visual/motor perception, or language or auditory processing difficulties.
Triad Academy is not able to appropriately serve students with a primary diagnosis of autism, emotional disabilities, or conduct disorders. While some of our students may also have ADD or ADHD as a secondary diagnosis to dyslexia, no one is admitted with only a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD.
Parent Visit and Tour
We ask all parents to make an appointment to visit the school as a required part of the admissions process.
To make an appointment, call 336-722-2777 and ask to speak with Karen Pranikoff at extension 1508.
We welcome applications at any time of the year. Ideally applications should be on file by January of the calendar year of entry. For example, an applicant to begin third grade in the fall of 2019 should submit an application between October 2018 and January 2019. In particular, applicants considering financial aid are encouraged to apply by December.
If we determine that your child’s learning needs and our program are an appropriate match, he or she will be invited to spend a day with us. After the visit day, parents will be called about our decision to admit your child into the Triad Academy Division. If there is not available space in the prospective student’s grade, the child will be placed in a waiting pool pending an opening at his or her grade level, or the child will receive priority consideration for next year.