Why Us?

Priority Placements provides safe, positive, and predictable outcomes to distressed children and adolescents. We strive to create an environment for learners to engage with all their strengths and interests. This is supported by our sound philosophical model and smaller classrooms, which enables a far more focused student-centered approach.

We are approved to serve K-12 general education and special education students with the following disability categories: Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Other Health Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, and Development Delay.

To apply at Priority Placements follow the steps below:

Step 1

Click on About Us to gain an understanding of what we stand for as a school.

Step 2

If you think our school could help your student, please reach out to your school team to discuss referral.

Step 3

If a referral is made then documents will be reviewed and a planned visit to the school will occur for all involved.

Step 4

Once accepted to Priority Placements a start date will be determined, enrollment forms completed, and a plan for success will be put into place.

Request Information

If you would like to know more about the school, please fill out our interest form .

Documentation Due Before Admission

Sending schools are responsible for providing necessary records, evaluations, and information on each student before admissions decisions can be made and a spot guaranteed. We provide the case manager with a packet of information to complete. In addition, guardians are responsible for completing all our internal paperwork as requested. This typically includes a contact/permission sheet, medical fact sheets, release of information document, and must supply updated IMMUNIZATION records. Please see the VT DOE immunization information requirements sheets.

Medication that is given by our staff during the school day must be brought in a labeled bottle (from pharmacy) and have a doctor note provided or the medication CANNOT be given out. Medication will be counted with the guardian and staff member when it comes into the building. A student may not carry in their medications. Medications will only be sent home by request from the guardian and be handed to a guardian or assigned adult.


Priority Placements maintains compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Priority Placements will not share personal information about its students unless explicit permission has been granted through a Release of Information and/or that person is a documented member of the student’s educational team, including relevant classroom teachers and assistants.

Mandated Reporting

Priority Placements employees are considered Mandated Reporters. This means that we will report any suspicions we hold regarding abuse (of any kind) or neglect of a minor. That includes any student under the age of 18. Once a report has been made, the outcome is determined by the Department of Children and Families. Priority Placements will not inform families if such reports are made, unless we are directed to do so by DCF.

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