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FAQ - Eleanor Gerson School Programs
What are the Eleanor Gerson School Programs?
The Eleanor Gerson School Programs offer an alternative school experience for adolescents who for personal, behavioral and/or relationship reasons have not been successful in a traditional school setting. Two separate schools, for students in grades 9 - 12 and grades 6 - 9, offer students an opportunity to succeed in an academic setting. The Gerson School Programs are chartered by the Ohio Department of Education.
Who can attend the Eleanor Gerson School Programs?
The schools are specifically geared toward youth with emotional or behavioral difficulties and who are having trouble coping in traditional schools. Other eligible applicants include youth who are progressing from a controlled setting, such as a hospital or treatment center.
How is application made to the Eleanor Gerson School Programs?
To apply, you should contact the special education department of your home school district to begin the referral process. Private referrals can also be made by family or individuals who would be charged the tuition fee. For any questions with regard to the referral process contact The Eleanor Gerson High School at (216) 694-7200 or The Gerson West School at (216) 521-6511.
Who provides services to the students?
Gerson School Programs are staffed with fully licensed special education teachers (Intervention Specialists) who also act as advisors for individual students. Psychologists are also on hand to assist students; and aids trained in addressing behavioral issues assist in classrooms at Gerson West.
Where are the Eleanor Gerson School Programs located?
The Eleanor Gerson High School and The Gerson West School are located on the Applewood Centers' Children's Aid Society Campus at 10427 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102-1645.
What will my child experience at the schools?
Gerson School Programs offer a complete course of study in a therapeutic environment. Careful guidance of each student's personal development is provided and learning takes place in small group settings. Students can return to mainstream school or, if in high school, graduate and transition to college, technical training, or full-time employment.
How do I pay for the Eleanor Gerson School Programs?
Special education students are enrolled by referral from their local school districts. School district representatives will then call the school to initiate enrollment.
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