Admissions Process

Our admissions process helps us to identify the students who will benefit from Brighton’s services.
Students seeking placement at Brighton are considered upon review of a psychological educational evaluation, past academic records, letters of recommendations from current teachers and classroom availability based on the child’s unique set of needs. We invite our prospective students to spend three days shadowing one of our current students. Over the course of the three-day visit, our student guests gain first-hand experience of what Brighton has to offer. Not only does a student learn about us during a visit. We learn about them — their interests, their personality and their strengths. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that we match our specialized services to a child’s unique needs.

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  • Step 1: Schedule a tour for Walk-Thru Wednesday

    Tours are available every Wednesday at 9 AM. Angelle High, Director of Enrollment, will share a broad overview of Brighton’s program focusing on four key areas: academics, therapeutic services, social-emotional development and executive functioning skills. After, we will take you on a tour of our classes to show our students and teachers in action. We find this is the best way to illustrate for families that which makes Brighton the best place for students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences.

    Contact Angelle High: | 225-291-2524 ext.511
  • Step 2: Psychoeducational Evaluation 

    The Brighton School requires a current psychoeducational evaluation from a licensed psychologist. A thorough evaluation identifies your child’s formal diagnosis and academic strengths and weaknesses. The evaluation is also a resource in the development of your child’s individual service plan, a tool to help our teachers and students on their journey toward success in and out of the school environment.
  • Step 3: Online Application with Three Recommendation Letters

    Application* for enrollment can be accessed and completed on the school’s website: Each applicant should also submit three letters of recommendation from their current school. One recommendation should be from the school’s principal or executive director and the remaining two from their current teachers.

    Apply Online

    *There is a $25 application fee
  • Step 4: Shadow Visit

    Upon receiving a completed application, our Director of Enrollment will contact you to arrange a three-day shadow visit experience at the school. During the shadow visit, your child gets the opportunity to experience Brighton as a student. Throughout the visit, our teachers will compile information focusing on academics, social interaction, appropriateness of placement, and academic strengths and weaknesses*. The information gathered will be used to help us determine whether there is a positive match between your child and the school.

    *For 9th through 12th grade students who complete the shadow visit, there will be an interview on the last day with your student and the Director of Admissions.
  • Step 5: Admissions Committee and Final Acceptance Decision

    Once the shadow visit is completed, all documentation will be gathered and shared with the admissions committee for review, and a final acceptance decision will be made. All applicants will be notified by email or telephone.


Angelle High
Director of Enrollment
225-291-2524 x511
Brighton’s enrollment occurs on a rolling basis as placements become available.

Brighton accepts students through the tenth grade.  Eleventh and twelfth grade placements are considered on a case-by-case basis.