Enrollment Steps

  • Potential families make an appointment to meet with Dr. Hayes and see the school. The enrollment processing fee is $150.00, due at the first meeting.
  • Potential families send Dr. Hayes prior transcripts and recent neuropsych assessments (done within one year) regarding twice-exceptional diagnosis for review. If a recent assessment has not been done, families will schedule an assessment with a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist. Big Minds can provide a list of qualified practitioners if needed.
  • Dr. Hayes will invite potential families to schedule a shadow visit for their child at Big Minds. The shadow visit will consist of four consecutive days.
  • The potential family will schedule an intake interview with the school counselor.
  • The intake committee will review the assessments and evaluate the potential student’s shadow visit and counselor meeting.
  • If it is determined that the child is a good fit for Big Minds, an enrollment packet will be emailed to the potential family.
  • Dr. Hayes will schedule an intake meeting. At this meeting, enrollment forms/deposit will be collected and an orientation conducted.
  • Because the campus is a micro-school, we have limited space available. If space is not currently available, accepted families would be put on a waiting list. If space is available, we offer rolling enrollment.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy: Big Minds is dedicated to diversity in the school environment. Big Minds is founded based on the need to acknowledge diversity in our schools and works actively to foster diversity, both among our students and among our employees. Big Minds provides equal opportunities to all students and their families without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Big Minds complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in every location in which the company has sites. Big Minds expressly prohibits any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.