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25 Years Capitol School Admissions

Capitol School recommends that parents attend one of our monthly Visitors' Day to learn about the school. On Visitors' Day, you will tour the school and then observe in two age-appropriate classes. Following the observations, you will meet with our director, Jeannette Young, for additional information about the program and a question and answer session. If at this time you feel this is a good placement for your child, then you would submit an Application Form.

Capitol School has an Admissions, Dismissal, and Review Committee (ADRC) that makes all admissions decisions. When you apply to Capitol School, the ADRC reviews your application materials. If the committee believes that Capitol School is able to meet your child's needs, we will contact you to schedule a 1-3 day visit for your child. During his/her visit, the ADRC will observe your child in our small group setting. The following Friday, the committee will meet to determine whether or not your child would benefit from the program at Capitol School. The director will contact you and a formal letter stating the recommendations will be sent. Your child may be enrolled in the class, depending on classroom availability, parent wishes, and ADRC recommendations.

Because Capitol School provides services to both special-needs and typically-developing children, the ADRC follows these admissions policies:

  • For children with language and learning differences and average to above average learning potential, the ADRC bases their decisions on speech and language evaluations, report cards, educational testing, and observation during the child's 1-3 day visit.
  • Typically-developing Peer Models should exhibit age-appropriate academic, verbal, behavioral, social, and self-help skills. The ADRC will also look for positive interactions with children enrolled in the class during the 1-3 day visit.

Several things to remember to assist with the admissions process:

  1. To request an application packet, please complete the online intake form.

  2. Submit all requested information, including current speech and language reports, educational testing, neurological reports, or behavioral evaluations.

  3. Send in the application fee with the application.

  4. The application is not reviewed until all reports and fees are submitted.

  5. At certain times during the year, particularly late fall and early spring, admissions are high; it may take one-two weeks to complete the review of the application and to schedule a visit.

  6. We thank you for your interest in CSA and will do our best to make this as efficient and pleasant a process as possible!
Texas Language Learning Alternatives, dba Capitol School, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation funded by tuition and fundraising. Capitol School of Austin admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. CSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.