Our admission process begins with an initial phone call when a parent contacts Edgewood seeking information or placement, they are directed to one of our Family Services personnel. The caseworker gives a brief explanation of our program and assesses the needs of the family. If a parent is interested in our program, they will be scheduled for a tour and interview.
The tour and interview process involves the parents and child visiting the Ranch. Tours of the Ranch are conducted by students so families can see the program through the eyes of a Rancher. We find this puts the prospective student more at ease and helps them have a realistic view of life at the Ranch. After the tour, the family meets with a caseworkers and a more thorough explanation of our program is given. We then decide if our program is a good fit for the child and family. If everyone agrees on placement, the child is either accepted and the admission process continues or the child is placed on a waiting list if there is currently no room available.
The parents are responsible to make application, provide necessary documents and medical exams. Our students dress according to a clothing list, which will be provided and the parents are responsible for obtaining the necessary clothing.
When all the paperwork is complete and the clothing is gathered, an intake interview will be appointed. If everything is in order, the child will enter our program.