Eligibility for enrollment at a special needs school or program varies a little from municipality to municipality, but a typical enrollment course looks like this:

  1. The municipal case handler (the Social Administration) and the local PPR / case psychologist agree that the student is eligible for a special needs program grant.
  2. The case is sent to the municipal inspection committee. Typically, there are representatives from both the school administration (in Copenhagen: the specialist area within the Child and Youth Administration, BUF) and the social administration (SOF). The enrollment committee decides whether and where the student should be referred.
  3. If there is agreement that Chrysalis Schools are the suitable offer for the child / adolescent, the case handler will then contact Chrysalis Schools, and the child’s / adolescent’s files are sent to the Chrysalis Schools’ head of Sale and Enrollment, Iben Friis-Hansen, Linde Allé 53, 2720 Vanløse.
  4. The files are initially reviewed by the Head of Psychology of Treatment and thereafter nominated for assessment by Behandlingsskolernes’ visitation committee. The committee assesses where the child is to achieve the best relevant treatment approach and thus well-being and development in interaction with learning.
  5. Case handlers and parents are then invited to a enrollment meeting where the relevant school offerings under Chrysalis Schools are presented including the educational and treatment approach to the child as well as the structure of the school. At the meeting, parents are asked to communicate general information regarding their child, e.g. what past experiences they have encountered and their expectations regarding Chrysalis Schools.
  6. In the time following the meeting, the case handlers decide, in consultation with the parents, whether the child / adolescent should be enrolled at Chrysalis Schools. The date regarding school start and contract are agreed upon between the case handler and Chrysalis Schools. Practical information and contacts regarding the enrollment, such as driving license and the contact with the school administration (Child and Youth Administration, BUF) are handled by the case handler.
  7. Before the child’s first day of school, a school visit will be arranged, where both children and parents participate. During the school visit the child and the parents will be experiencing a tour of the school’s campus, engage in dialogue with the school’s principal regarding general information about the school, the child’s expectations and what the child interest and competencies are.
  8. The child’s first day of school will commence as soon as all formal papers have been signed by the Social Administration and PPR-local / BUF. The first day of school will usually be a brief time period and in the company of either or both parents.
  9. Once a year, Chrysalis Schools must write a re-visitation report on each student. The reports contain concrete recommendations for whether the student should continue to be enrolled at Chrysalis Schools or whether the student has made such great progress that it is possible to “out phase” the student to a less comprehensive school offer or to the general municipality schools. The reports along with recommendations are sent to the school – social administrations, which makes the final decision on which school course the student is to attend in the following school year.
  10. We reserve the right, in cooperation with the social administration, to re-enroll students from a specific school to one of our other schools if it is considered to be beneficial to the student in terms of treatment.