Information for Parents

Information for Parents

Information for Parents

The first step for applying for admission to Mount Tom Academy is to schedule an appointment with the guidance counselor at your student’s high school. Referrals are accepted through the school district. Your child's ability to participate in Mount Tom will be decided through open communication between the parent, school district and student. For Mount Tom to make the best decision for acceptance into the program, we will need:

  • A copy of the high-school transcript and a copy of the most current report card
  • A copy of any Chapter 766 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or a Secton 504 Accommodation Plan, if relevant
  • Approval of the principal or director of the sending high school (required if currently enrolled)
  • A referral from the high school to be in a diploma program, if the student has previously left school

All acceptabce decisions are made on an individual basis considering all the issues surrounding a child's education.

While attending Mount Tom Academy, students remain on the enrollment roster of the school district sending the student. Students follow the course of study of their sending high school. The local school district determines credits required for graduation and issues the high school diploma.

Proof of Effectiveness

  • 90% of students who have attended Mount Tom Academy since 1999 have graduated.
  • All students enrolled in the Mount Tom Academy program have passed the MCAS test.
  • Approximately 50% of graduates apply to study at the college.
  • The majority of students improve their attendance, behavior, and academic performance when compared to previous school performance.