Who Should Apply

Bayhill High School serves students with learning differences who are entering grades 9 – 12. Our 12th grade class is currently at capacity. Students entering grades 9-11 are invited to apply. Eligible students have an average to above average intelligence, yet struggle to excel in a traditional school due to a learning difference or need for a smaller, more personalized setting. Bayhill accepts students who can benefit from our unique approach and small, supportive environment.

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Bayhill students may have a variety of learning difficulties, including the following:

Specific Learning Disability. This means that the student does not achieve commensurate with their age and learning ability levels. In most cases, there’s a significant discrepancy between academic achievement and intellectual ability.

A student may struggle with grade-level reading skills like decoding, comprehension or fluency. A student may have fallen behind in Math computation and/or reasoning. Written language could be a challenge, specifically the mechanics of writing or the ability to organize and present thoughts coherently. 

Students with a Specific Learning Disability may be diagnosed with one or more of the following:

Other appropriate candidates may not have been diagnosed with a learning disability, but require a small school with personalized instruction due to:

  • Medical issues that may affect speed of processing or memory
  • School Anxiety
  • Mild Depression
  • We cannot accept students with the following:
    behavior disorders or behavioral plans
    significant emotional difficulties
    intellectual disabilities
    significant social skill deficits
    recent history of defiance or aggression
    While Bayhill has a few students with very mild Autism Spectrum disorders, Bayhill cannot meet the needs of students with more significant ASD. 

Bayhill High School admits students of any sex, sexual identity, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual identity, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.