Community-based Day School Referrals

To Make a Referral:

Referrals to our community-based day school may be submitted by the parent (or guardian), Local Education Agency (LEA) and/or CSA Team. It is highly recommended that parents meet / collaborate with their local IEP or CSA Teams prior to making the referral to ensure that placement at the Hughes Educational Center is the “least restrictive environment” and the most appropriate placement to address the potential student’s needs.

If you would like to make a referral and/or have additional questions regarding our educational services, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office:

Toll Free: (888) 54-Hughes ● Direct: (434) 836-8508   ● Fax: (434) 836-8552

Email: [email protected]

Admission Criteria for Community-based Education Program:

Admission Requirements:

Prior to admission, the student’s current Inclusion & Intervention Plan (IIP), 504 Plan, or Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) must be provided. Students are enrolled in a classroom based upon their current IEP goals, academic strengths and needs, learning abilities, grade, and age.

Legal guardians must sign a release of information permitting correspondence and transfer of records to and from the Local Education Agency to ensure continuity of academic services (upon admission and discharge).  

If a student is suffering from a contagious or infectious disease upon admission, the parent / guardian must provide a written statement by a physician outlining the condition(s) and any necessary precautions.