DePaul is a school built for the unique neurological needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and working memory deficits.
Here's what we look for in a DePaul student:
- Has dyslexia (often listed as Specific Learning Disability on an IEP), dyscalculia, working memory problems, ADD/ADHD, an IEP for reading comprehension, or a similar learning difference
- Is cooperative with teachers and administrators, and a good citizen with other students
- Keeps falling behind in mainstream schools and special ed programs, despite classroom participation and good behavior
- Is willing to attend school regularly, work hard, and have fun
- Works well in a multisensory environment with lots of sounds, tactile experiences, and variety
- Will be in grades 2-8 in 2018-19
You do NOT have to have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia to apply to DePaul.
Signs of dyslexia include poor spelling, B/D confusion, difficulty reading a face clock, extremely messy backpack/bedroom, directional confusion (up/down, before/after, left/right), being late to establish a dominant hand, and difficulty getting good grades, despite hard work in school.
Schedule a half-hour tour here, or call (904) 223-3391 and tell us your story. Please bring a copy of your student's IEP, psychoeducational evaluation (if you have these--not required), and current report card to the tour.
At the end of the tour, if you feel DePaul is right for your child, schedule a tryout day. As we near the end of school, it's important to schedule tours and tryout days sooner rather than later. Our last tryout day is May 10, 2018.
If you tour in the summertime, we must also schedule a 30-45 minute screening and interview with your child to determine eligibility.