The Help Group’s Schools
The Help Group, a nonprofit organization, offers 13 specialized schools for children with social, emotional and learning differences from preschool through high school and transition-age school. Certified by the California Department of Education, the schools provide prescriptive teaching, small classes, individualized curriculum and enrichment activities to maximize learning. Counseling, speech and language, and occupational therapy complement the curriculum. More than 1,000 students are enrolled across four campuses throughout Los Angeles.
Why should parents consider The Help Group’s schools for their child?
The appropriate learning environment is critical to the success of children with social, emotional and learning differences. We offer small classes and individualized attention with staff members who use an interactive, hands-on, multisensory approach. Intensive intervention as well as other supportive services are integrated into the curriculum. The Help Group’s schools offer a unique learning environment in which the goal is to enable each student to realize their fullest potential of independence and skills across all academic areas.
In what ways does The Help Group provide support for students’ emotional health?
Our students thrive with academic, emotional and social support. We offer in-house services such as counseling, speech and language, and occupational therapy. Our teachers are trained in mindfulness techniques to help reduce stress and help children be more aware of their surroundings and each other.
How do The Help Group’s schools support students’ passions?
In addition to a range of academic and enrichment offerings, our Help Group teachers work with students to explore their interests and identify their strengths. Depending on the school, we offer competitive California Interscholastic Federation athletics programs and/or intramural sports, active student councils, creative and performing arts, robotics and clubs. Throughout the year, students participate in community service activities to promote the value of giving back as well as to enhance their self-worth. Our programs work to develop caring human beings who understand that their compassion and energy can make a difference in the world.
What is your application and admissions process like?
Parents can attend an open house or email email@example.com to learn more about our programs, philosophy and approaches. The application provides a checklist of required documents. Parents will be contacted to arrange an interview where we will review the child’s needs, provide time for questions, and give the parents and child an opportunity to see the school. Decisions are typically made quickly, and The Help Group employs rolling admissions.