Who Should Apply

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Bayhill High School serves students with learning differences who are entering grades 9 – 12. Eligible students have an average to above average intelligence,  yet struggle to excel in a traditional classroom or school setting due to a learning difference or a need for a small, personalized setting.  Bayhill accepts students who can benefit from our unique approach to teaching students who thrive when given personalized instruction in a supportive environment.

Some 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 his or her age and learning ability levels. In most cases, a significant discrepancy between academic achievement and intellectual abilities exists in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reading Skills: word reading, comprehension, and/or fluency
  • Math Skills: computation and/or reasoning
  • Written Language:  the mechanics of writing and/or ability to organize thoughts coherently

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

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Attention difficulties (ADD, ADHD)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Disorders of visual processing
  • Language disorders
  • Executive functioning difficulties

Other students may not have 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

Bayhill High School does not accept students with behavioral difficulties.

“The school has been an amazing place for my daughter who struggles with all things academic. The teachers have developed models and strategies that really allow the kids to do serious high school work. They are super dedicated and develop close relationships with students. My daughter read Beowolf as a freshman (and understood it)! Kids really get a sense of what they can accomplish.” – Bayhill Parent